I’m in a situation where I need to mount a share on an off-the-shelf consumer NAS device. The only protocol it supports is CIFS (aka SMB1) - which was already outdated 5-10 years before this device was built, so I’ve no idea why they used that, but I digress.
I added it to fstab as follows. Imagine device is the hostname of the NAS device, and “me” is both the name of the share and my username on the device. Apologies for this being interpereted as a comment in the forum software; I have no idea how to turn that off.
//device.local/me /media/me/ME_ON_DEVICE cifs username=me,vers=1.0,noauto,rw,users,_netdev 0 0
I should now be able to execute
mount /media/me/ME_ON_DEVICE, enter my password and have access to the share.
Initially this appears to work - I can list the files on the share and read individual files off it. The problem comes when I try to copy multiple files from the share to my Documents folder.
- In Nemo (a graphical file manager), it gets stuck showing a certain percentage copied and the cancel button does nothing when clicked
- In Thunar (another graphical file manager), it gets stuck showing “Collecting Files” and the cancel button doesn’t work
cpfrom the command line, it happily copies some files and then just hangs
I’ve tried adding UID and GID properties to the fstab entry and it made no difference. I tried booting from a different kernel version and it didn’t solve the issue (though interestingly it did cause it to get stuck at different files to on the original one). I also tried connecting by entering
smb://device.local/me into the address bar of Nemo and Thunar - it asks for my password and then never accepts it even if it is entered correctly.
Any ideas what’s going on?