Talk:Mount a Remote Drive via SMBFS

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I spent the better part of the last 24 hours on this and am questioning if there is an error somewhere in this process using smb.kext/mount_smbfs on ATV1. Did anyone get this working with smb.kext/mount_smbfs on ATV1? Seems I should be able to mount it to Volumes but mount directory disappears on reboot. --markosjal

I'm having some issues. I'm trying to mount a second drive via mount_smbfs (as outlined in this article). Here is what I am getting:

-bash-2.05b$ ls -la
total 64
drwx------    7 frontrow  frontrow    238 Oct  3 20:35 .
drwxrwxrwx   20 frontrow  frontrow    680 Oct  3 20:33 ..
-rw-------    1 frontrow  frontrow  12292 Oct  3 20:15 .DS_Store
-rw-r--r--    1 frontrow  frontrow      0 Feb 26  2002 .localized
drwxr-xr-x    2 frontrow  frontrow     68 Oct  3 20:35 Current Season
drwxr-xr-x    1 frontrow  frontrow  16384 Sep 22 19:18 Movies
drwxr-xr-x   10 frontrow  frontrow    340 Oct  3 20:17 Old TV Shows
-bash-2.05b$ mount_smbfs "//frontrow2:frontrow2@" /Users/frontrow/Movies/Current\ Season
mount_smbfs: can not setup kernel iconv table (default:tolower): syserr = Operation not permitted

Any thoughts on what the error is about?

-- Shouldn't you be root (or sudo the command) to do a mount? --Tego 07:25, 4 October 2007 (CEST)

-- Wow, good call. Man sometimes you just miss the stupidest things... --kupan787

So previously I was using Sharity to handle my SMB connection. I recently added a second drive, and the free Sharity can only handle one connection at a time, so I am moving to mount_smbfs. My issue is that the machine that I am mounting from sleeps, and when it goes to sleep I loose the SMB connection, and the only way to get my AppleTV to see it again is to reboot it. Sharity seemed to be able to reconnect on the fly. Is there any way, using mount_smbfs to reconnect on the fly to the drive? --kupan787