Data Access – Network File System (NFS) Mount

Mounting a network drive allows users to access data files as though they were stored on a local machine without actually consuming any local storage. For most users, this is the most useful interface for data access.

  • hostname: \\cmip5.whoi.edu\
  • sharename: data
  • domain: WORKGROUP

The share is hosted by a samba server, and allows users to mount anonymously with read-only access. The network share is only accessible via the local WHOI network or VPN.

Mounting a Network Share on *NIX Systems

Required Packages:

  • cifs-utils – Common Internet File System utilities
  • samba-common – common files used by both the Samba server and client
  • samba-common-bin – common files used by both the Samba server and client

Install required packages on Debian/Ubuntu:

Mount the share:

Mounting a Network Share on Windows Systems

Right click on computer and navigate to Map network drive…

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Enter network share for “Folder”: \\cmip5.whoi.edu\data. Click Finish.

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The share should now appear in Computer.

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Mounting a Network Share on Apple OS X Systems

You can use a URL in the form smb://cmip5.whoi.edu or the mount_smbfs command in Terminal to mount a shared volume on an SMB server.

In Mail.app or Safari and OS X Lion, when you click on a URL in the form smb://cmip5.whoi.edu/data/ to connect to the SMB server, the volume that mounts on your desktop will be different than in previous versions of Mac OS X. The Finder will mount the volume named data on the SMB server cmip5.whoi.edu, and open a window showing the contents of the directory. 

Additional Information

In OS X Lion and later, the “mount_smbfs” command can be used in a Terminal window or a shell script to replicate the Finder behavior in Mac OS X v10.6 and earlier. For more information, type the following command in a Terminal window:

 

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