Talk:Mount a Remote Drive via SMBFS

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Since Sharity-Light is distributed under the GNU General Public License, can you please post the compiled binary for x86 Mac Os x and AppleTV. Thanks! oorosh

Done. No file attach capability unfortunately, so it is base64encoded.


Failing to connect to a server by either IP or NetBIOS name

Installed it, I'm able to mount other machines' SMB shares, just not my fileserver's for some reason...

From the ATV:

bash-2.05b# ping x.x.x.x
PING x.x.x.x (x.x.x.x): 56 data bytes
64 bytes from x.x.x.x: icmp_seq=0 ttl=128 time=1.199 ms
64 bytes from x.x.x.x: icmp_seq=1 ttl=128 time=0.476 ms
64 bytes from x.x.x.x: icmp_seq=2 ttl=128 time=0.327 ms
64 bytes from x.x.x.x: icmp_seq=3 ttl=128 time=0.737 ms
64 bytes from x.x.x.x: icmp_seq=4 ttl=128 time=0.625 ms
--- x.x.x.x ping statistics ---
5 packets transmitted, 5 packets received, 0% packet loss
round-trip min/avg/max/stddev = 0.327/0.673/1.199/0.297 ms
bash-2.05b# shlight //x.x.x.x/movies ~/Movies
x.x.x.x: unknown host

Happens as root or as frontrow...

ProfessaFresh 22:35, 27 April 2007 (CEST)


I had the same issue. Fixed it by altering the hosts file. It seems that shlight doesn't work with IPs and if you haven't got DNS working properly, it fails. Adding the IP + Hostname to /etc/hosts means that both the IP and the hostname respond. dobedobedoh 21:37, 27 April 2007 (GMT)

thanks dobedobedoh, that worked

ProfessaFresh 22:51, 27 April 2007 (CEST)