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Registered: ‎07-06-2014

CIFS or NFS

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I'd like to mount a drive I have shared from my wrt1900ac running stock firmware 1.1.8.164461

 

When I run the mount command on my OpenELEC box should the -t type be cifs or nfs to get at this drive?

 

Posts: 427
Registered: ‎04-28-2014

Re: CIFS or NFS

You should use CIFS for Windows/Mac and NFS for Linux.
Posts: 26
Registered: ‎07-06-2014

Re: CIFS or NFS

I don't understand the answer.  The stock wrt1900ac firmware shares using both CIFS and NFS?

 

Do you know which version of those protocols it supports?

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Registered: ‎10-26-2013

Re: CIFS or NFS

I really didn't get your post. Are you asking about the supported storage file system of the WRT1900AC? If you are, what I know is that the said router supports FAT, NTFS, and HFS+. I also found a link showing an overview of the USB/External Storage Tool on the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Account. Hope this helps. :-)

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Registered: ‎07-06-2014

Re: CIFS or NFS

This isn't about the drive's file system, it is about the router's network protocol for sharing a drive.

 

If I had a windows server sharing a drive I would expect it to be a CIFS share.

If I had a unix server sharing a drive I would expect NFS.

 

Instead I've got a router running an unknown OS.  Which protocol does the router use?

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Registered: ‎01-18-2013

Re: CIFS or NFS

SMB


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Registered: ‎08-24-2016

Re: CIFS or NFS

Chad, Does the WRT1900 routers support SMB Ver. 2 and above?  When I disable SMB Ver. 1 in my Windows 10 Clients I am unable to access the routers NAS share.  Once I enable SMB 1 and reboot I'm able to access the shared drive again.  Given all of the security vulnerabilities with SMB Ver.1, I assume the router supports ver. 2 and above.  Can you confirm?

Thanks

 WRT1900ACS V1, F/W: Ver. 1.0.3.182461

Windows 10 Home Versions 1607 and 1703 ( I have other non-Windows clients on the network but none setup to access the shared drive)

 Shared Drive: PNY 32 Gig, USB 3.0

 

SMB 1.0.JPG

 

 

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Re: CIFS or NFS

I will ask Linksys engineering and get back to you.


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Registered: ‎08-24-2016

Re: CIFS or NFS

Ok, Thanks.

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Re: CIFS or NFS

Linksys engineering got back to me on the SMB question.

 

SMBv2 is currently unsupported due to GPL licensing reasons.


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