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Re: Accessing USB storage attached to network router

Darac Marjal <mailinglist@xxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:

> On Tue, Jun 06, 2017 at 07:41:14AM +0100, Rodolfo Medina wrote:
>>Rodolfo Medina <rodolfo.medina@xxxxxxxxx> writes:
>>> Darac Marjal <mailinglist@xxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
>>>> On Mon, Jun 05, 2017 at 01:38:04PM +0100, Rodolfo Medina wrote:
>>>>> https://askubuntu.com/questions/109505/how-do-i-access-an-external-hard-drive-plugged-into-my-router
>>>>>the problem seems to be solved, but not for me...  I plugged a USB storage
>>>>>pendrive into my ADSL internet router but don't know how to access it.  I
>>>>>tried putting in /etc/fstab something like:
>>>>> // /mnt/public cifs guest 0 0
>>>> Is this the correct share to mount? Try "smbclient -L" to see
>>>> what shares are available.
>>> $ smbclient -L
>>> WARNING: The "syslog" option is deprecated
>>> Enter rodolfo's password:
>>> Connection to failed (Error NT_STATUS_IO_TIMEOUT)
>>If I put, instead, I get something more:
>>$ smbclient -L
>>WARNING: The "syslog" option is deprecated
>>Enter rodolfo's password:
>>Domain=[WORKGROUP] OS=[Unix] Server=[Samba 2.2.12]
>>Server requested LANMAN password (share-level security) but 'client lanman
>> auth = no' or 'client ntlmv2 auth = yes'
>>tree connect failed: NT_STATUS_ACCESS_DENIED
>>>> Try running smbmount directly and see if it gives more information:
>>>>  # mount -t cifs // /mnt/public --verbose -o guest
>>> # mount -t cifs // /mnt/public --verbose -o guest
>>> mount.cifs kernel mount options:
>>> ip=,unc=\\\USB_Storage,user=,pass=********
>>> mount error(115): Operation now in progress
>>> Refer to the mount.cifs(8) manual page (e.g. man mount.cifs)
>>And also:
>># mount -t cifs // /mnt/public --verbose -o guest
>>mount.cifs kernel mount options:
>> ip=,unc=\\\USB_Storage,user=,pass=********
>>Retrying with upper case share name
>>mount.cifs kernel mount options:
>> ip=,unc=\\\USB_STORAGE,user=,pass=********
>>mount error(6): No such device or address
>>Refer to the mount.cifs(8) manual page (e.g. man mount.cifs)
>>Besides, pointing the web browser at, the usb storage is seen in
>>the Admin menu.  Does all this suggest us anything useful...?
> Yes, this confirms that is the address of your router. An IP
> address typically identifies a single device. If you are looking to talk
> to the USB device attached to the router, there's no point talking to
> or - that's like saying "I couldn't find my
> laptop, but I walked into my neighbour's house and they had a laptop so
> it must be the right one"

All right, but to do then now...?  Why no response comes from