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How to mount a NAS share point on HPUX server using CIFS.

hpuxadm1
Occasional Advisor

How to mount a NAS share point on HPUX server using CIFS.

Hello All,
I have a share point coming from a NAS .
The NAS is configured with CIFS only.
Need to mount that on a HPUX 11.11 server.

Can anybody tell me the procedure or steps to do that.
3 REPLIES
Asif Sharif
Honored Contributor

Re: How to mount a NAS share point on HPUX server using CIFS.

Hi,

HP-UX Configuration for HP CIFS.

http://docs.hp.com/en/B8725-90118/ch13.html

Regards,
Asif Sharif
hpuxadm1
Occasional Advisor

Re: How to mount a NAS share point on HPUX server using CIFS.

Hello Asif,

Thanks a lot for quick reply.

But can you please clear one doubt.

I need to access the NAS (which is acting as a CIFS server) on a HPUX host ( this is a cifs client).

Is it necessary to have the same user name & password on the NAS server which I have on HPUX cifs client. or root can simply do the necessary action.

Regards,
KGill.
Matti_Kurkela
Honored Contributor

Re: How to mount a NAS share point on HPUX server using CIFS.

To mount a filesystem (even a CIFS filesystem) in HP-UX, you must have root access in the HP-UX system, *and* you must have a valid username & password for the NAS server.

Please see "Mounting and Logging in One Step" near the bottom of this page:

http://docs.hp.com/en/B8724-90067/ch02s06.html

The NAS username (and password if you want) will be used as options to the mount/cifsmount command.

The NAS username used will determine the access level you will have on the CIFS share. For example, even if you are root on the HP-UX server, the ACLs on the NAS share may prevent you from writing to files on the share if the NAS user does not have write access to those files.

If you want the CIFS share to be mounted automatically every time the system boots, see also the next page of the CIFS client documentation and the links in it:

http://docs.hp.com/en/B8724-90067/ch02s07.html

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