Mount not working

I apologize if this is duplicated somewhere as I could not find an answer.

I’m trying to mount a share from my remote NAS box and cant seem to connect. I can ping the box, and connect from a Unbuntu server on the same network without a problem.

This is the command I’m using:

mount -v -t cifs -o username=user,password=password // /mnt/san

and the output:

mount.cifs kernel mount options: unc=//\storage,ver=1,rw,username=user,ip=19,pass=********

It appears that the unc path is getting mangled. The slash is changing from forward to reverse and the mount is failing. I’ve read this was an issue on some older kernel but could find no references to a fix or work around. Any help is greatly appreciated.

This seems to be about SAMBA.

See if you can find the answer here: Linux HOWTOs and Tutorials: Suse Linux 10.0, 10.1 openSUSE 10.2, 10.3, 11.0, 11.1

Here is what mine looks like. Of course, the name and password are changed here, but the rest works. This is on a DLink NAS. I did have to create the user on the NAS, in Linux and in SAMBA. The Linux user does not have to have the same password as that user in SAMBA, so it can be a little more secure. Also the mounted folder /NAS has to be created in Linux so the system can mount it.

// /NAS cifs username=netuser,password=netuser,uid=1001,gid=100 ,nobrl,_netdev 0 0

It hasn’t printed out any error. You’ve asked it to be verbose and it is being verbose,. It’s simply printed out some information because you asked it to.

1: The username and password that you send are credentials on the server, they don’t relate to the client machine at all, did you check that those creds are required/setup on the server?
2: did you look in directory /mnt/san to see if it mounted?

FFI: Samba: HowTo Mount a CIFS Network Share [AKA Map Network Drive] in openSUSE 11 plus FAQs

PS don’t worry about this bit: unc=//\storage
Quirky, but not an error message