Saturday, July 6, 2013

Fedora 18 and Synology Shares Via CIFS

I finally got around to setting up my synology shares via CIFS on my Fedora 18 box.  I tried following the instructions here, but they didn't work so well.

I kept getting the following:


mount error(5): Input/output error
Refer to the mount.cifs(8) manual page (e.g. man mount.cifs)

I finally stumbled upon this forum post which helped me out.

It looks like in the newer version of CIFS, the security default has changed to ntlmssp from ntlm.  Switching this back worked. 

It will be interesting to see if the security settings on the synology can be upgraded to support some of the stronger protocols.

Hope that helps!