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CIFS or Samba Support to Access/Mount Windows Network Shares.

Installation

From Package Manager (opkg)

Install the required packages:

opkg update
opkg install cifs-utils libsmbclient0 samba

Please note that the cifs-utils package is unfortunately not currently available in any Ångström feed and needs to be built as per our OpenEmbedded (core) article instructions.

From OpenEmbedded Build

Follow the OpenEmbedded (core) article and make sure you are able to build and deploy at least the reference image for our BSP.

Add samba and cifs-utils to your local.conf:

local.conf
IMAGE_INSTALL_append = " samba cifs-utils"

In-kernel Support

Optionally verify in-kernel Cifs Support

root@colibri_t20:~# cat /proc/filesystems | grep cifs
nodev   cifs

Smbclient

Allows easy access of any Windows share similar to e.g. an FTP server:

root@colibri_t20:~# smbclient --user=<user> //<server>/<share>
Enter <user>'s password: 
Domain=[YOURDOMAIN] OS=[Unix] Server=[Samba x.y.z]
smb: \> 

Mounting

Seamless access on a file basis is possible through in-kernel cifs file system driver as follows (Note: requires kernel cifs support as outlined above):

root@colibri_t20:~# mount.cifs //<server>/<share> /mnt/net -o user=<user>
Password: