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Postby tribos » Wed Nov 23, 2011 1:28 am

Hi Everyone

I have a USB router with a 2T HDD plugged in. My WDLXTV-Live is connected via cat 5 to another router and there is a wireless bridge setup between them.

I have upgraded WDLXTV to 0.5.1.1 (which looks awesome, thanks b-rad!). Anyway I am totally confused... please help.

I am trying to watch movies from the HDD on the WDLXTV and from all I have read I need to setup "xmount". So I have read both of these x2:

* http://wiki.wdlxtv.com/Net.mounts
* http://wiki.wdlxtv.com/How_to_setup_CIFS_Interceptor

I am not sure what setup I require. How do I know what kind of device I have: NFS/CIFS/CDROM/XFS/ReiserFS/NDAS? I think I can rule out CDROM... um :oops:

The router, as far as I know, already has Samba installed (DDWRT, mega, 16994 build). Do I need to do anything on the router or focus on the WDLXTV.

The wiki states:

http://wiki.wdlxtv.com/Net.mounts wrote: have a supported drive/flashdisk plugged in for xmounts to appear under Local Drives -> folders

OR

have CIFSINTERCEPTOR enabled and /conf/cifs-interceptor set up with shares to appear under 'Network Shares'



Line 1... plugged into what? the WDLXTV? or my Router? I'm thinking this must be for deviced plugged into the WDLXTV directly....

Setting up CIFSINTERCEPTOR seems like the way forward (right?) so I read that wiki:

http://wiki.wdlxtv.com/How_to_setup_CIFS_Interceptor wrote: Step 1

Set up a CIFS/Samba share on your NFS device. The share can be anything really, all its used for is a placeholder so that our desired shares can be mounted.


Now, again I'm stuck because I don't really know what this device is or how do setup the share...

I'm hoping some kind soul can point me in the right direction...

Cheers, Tribos
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Re: Getting Started with Net Mounts - need the basics...   

Postby tribos » Wed Nov 23, 2011 1:37 am

Also need help with step 2... how do I verify this?

Step 2

Verify that the CIFS/Samba share you set up is being detected by the WD TV Live. If it is detected, move on to step 3, otherwise go back to step 1 get it set up correctly.


When I look under "Network Shares" I am expecting to see my HDD but it's not visible... so back to step 1 :shock:
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Re: Getting Started with Net Mounts - need the basics...   

Postby tribos » Wed Nov 23, 2011 2:16 am

So... for what it's worth I can view the HDD on my windows PC (XP, Win 7) and Linux PC (Ubuntu 10). To map a network drive I use the following:

\\192.168.4.1\ddwrt\Movies\

192.168.4.1 <-- router with USB attached HDD
ddwrt <-- path name for /mnt (I think I expressed this correctly?)
Movies <-- folder in root directory of HDD

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Re: Getting Started with Net Mounts - need the basics...   

Postby tribos » Wed Nov 23, 2011 3:56 am

And, not sure if it helps but here is the samba screen from my router (DDWRT, mega, 16994)
menu: Services (tab) > NAS (tab)
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Re: Getting Started with Net Mounts - need the basics...   

Postby KAD » Wed Nov 23, 2011 12:44 pm

well, first off I would start with net.mounts,

cifs.interceptor is for use with NFS shares but you're not using NFS

samba is CIFS
so to check what is available on the network

log into your WD using telnet or ssh
and do this

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smbclient -L 192.168.x.x -U "user"

it will prompt for your password
and then show you a list of all CIFS shares available on the IP address you entered

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Re: Getting Started with Net Mounts - need the basics...   

Postby tribos » Wed Nov 23, 2011 2:44 pm

KAD wrote:well, first off I would start with net.mounts,

cifs.interceptor is for use with NFS shares but you're not using NFS

samba is CIFS
so to check what is available on the network

log into your WD using telnet or ssh
and do this

Code: Select all
smbclient -L 192.168.x.x -U "user"

it will prompt for your password
and then show you a list of all CIFS shares available on the IP address you entered

KAD


I'm so confused! I thought I'd be using samba, samba is CIFS, but don't use CIFS.interceptor because that is for NFS (which I'm not using)... so Samba is for NFS or both CIFS & NFS :oops: :?: :!:

Ok, so in my router web interface I entered a new user called "wdlxtv" with a password "hackme" I also gave access to a movie share. Then I saved then I applied the changes. I entered the command, this is what I got:
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# smbclient -L 192.168.x.x -U "wdlxtv"
creating lame upcase table
creating lame lowcase table
Enter wdlxtv's password:
Connection to 192.168.x.x failed (Error NT_STATUS_BAD_NETWORK_NAME)
#


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Re: Getting Started with Net Mounts - need the basics...   

Postby recliq » Wed Nov 23, 2011 4:52 pm

SMB = Samba = CIFS

Forget about NFS and CIFS-interceptor for now.

You are using the wrong user/pass, according to your screenshot the user you set up is 11, why are you using wdlxtv now?
Even more important: 192.168.x.x is not a valid IP address!

You have to substitute this with the IP of your WDTV.

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Re: Getting Started with Net Mounts - need the basics...   

Postby KAD » Wed Nov 23, 2011 5:28 pm

I'll also state again

log into your WD using telnet or ssh
and do this

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smbclient -L 192.168.x.x -U "user"


you should be doing this logged into the WD not your router

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Re: Getting Started with Net Mounts - need the basics...   

Postby tribos » Wed Nov 23, 2011 5:56 pm

Sorry - I thought 192.168.x.x was literally what I was supposed to type and the command would automagically find everything on my network... :oops:

and yes, was logged into the WDLXTV :)

Reason I used "wdlxtv" as "user" is because I added a new user and password using the router interface as this seemed more appropriate... sorry for the confusion.

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# smbclient -L 192.168.4.117 -U "wdlxtv"
creating lame upcase table
creating lame lowcase table
Enter wdlxtv's password:
Domain=[WORKGROUP] OS=[Unix] Server=[Samba 3.5.6]
Server requested LANMAN password (share-level security) but 'client lanman auth'
is disabled
tree connect failed: NT_STATUS_ACCESS_DENIED
#


same result with "user" set to "11"

searched for "'wdlxtv client lanman auth' is disabled" got me here, will read and post back
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Re: Getting Started with Net Mounts - need the basics...   

Postby tribos » Wed Nov 23, 2011 11:26 pm

Ok... so I read the other post and searched this forum for "lanman" there are only 2 threads showing up, this and the one in my previous post. Can't find instructions here so will google...

BUT... please, so I don't waste too much time...

Am I supposed to enable it on the WDLX OR on my Router?

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