Mounting Neptune

Neptune is our Windows Server here at IRL Computers/INGOTs and today I gave myself to the task of, sliming down my laptop, and fixing the samba mounting process.

The issue was simple, I can’t get to mount any filesystem because lack of authentication.

Then I launch the GUI mounting process from the commandline and got a report about why the mounting process is failing.

cli_negprot: SMB signing is mandatory and we have disabled it.
15201: protocol negotiation failed
SMB connection failed

Then I came to this pete guy blog that showed me the same problem and how he discover cifs. And how by doing.

mount -t cifs -o username=user,password=pass, //NEPTUNE/Homes /mnt/Neptune

I could finally mount Neptune, now I need to do the same for the rest.

CIFS is a: Advanced Common Internet File System for Linux

The CIFS VFS is a virtual file system for Linux to allow access to servers and storage appliances compliant with the SNIA CIFS Specification version 1.0 or later.