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    Dlink DNS-320 looks great on paper, but ...

    I'm running into an issue and I was hoping someone else on this forum could point out what I'm missing.

    I purchased a Dlink DNS-320 NAS box for my Boxee Box and Ubuntu file sharing/backups. I've been using cifs to communicate with it but I tire of this slow connection. I've read NFS is much faster but I have yet to get it working.

    Code:
    sudo mount -t cifs 192.168.0.100:/Volume_1 /mnt
    The above command works. I had installed the smbfs (or something like that) package to get it to work. But, when I sub nfs for cifs I get :
    Code:
    mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on 192.168.0.100:/Volume_1,
           missing codepage or helper program, or other error
           (for several filesystems (e.g. nfs, cifs) you might
           need a /sbin/mount.<type> helper program)
           In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
           dmesg | tail  or so
    What (simple?) thing am I missing to get this to work?

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    Re: Dlink DNS-320 looks great on paper, but ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Losergamer04 View Post
    I'm running into an issue and I was hoping someone else on this forum could point out what I'm missing.

    I purchased a Dlink DNS-320 NAS box for my Boxee Box and Ubuntu file sharing/backups. I've been using cifs to communicate with it but I tire of this slow connection. I've read NFS is much faster but I have yet to get it working.
    .........
    NFS only works on NFS file servers, Samba based NAS devices are not NFS devices.
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    Re: Dlink DNS-320 looks great on paper, but ...

    The product claims NFS support but I wouldn't be surprised if that was a lie. It does have a setting to turn NFS and the Apple equivalent on, which I have done.

    Long story short, if the CIFS mount worked, and NFS was supported, I should be able to mount it using NFS, correct? It seems as though my issue lies with the manufacture.

    I tend to look in the mirror before I point the finger. Thanks for the help.

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    Re: Dlink DNS-320 looks great on paper, but ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Losergamer04 View Post
    The product claims NFS support but I wouldn't be surprised if that was a lie. It does have a setting to turn NFS and the Apple equivalent on, which I have done.

    Long story short, if the CIFS mount worked, and NFS was supported, I should be able to mount it using NFS, correct? It seems as though my issue lies with the manufacture.

    I tend to look in the mirror before I point the finger. Thanks for the help.
    I think you need to configure NFS and Samba/CIFS separately in the NAS. I own a DNS-323 and my Samba users do not necessarily have FTP access, Samba has shares, in FTP you set root folders for users, etc. NFS setup will be different again. Did you already configure anything else beyond just enabling NFS or are there no such options?

    Edit: Googled the DNS-320 manual and there is a per-user setting to enable NFS access. No comments on how to connect / how to set it up though. Surely you have a problem with the manufacturer, and more specifically with their worthless documentation.
    Last edited by nipennem; August 3rd, 2011 at 05:27 PM.

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    Re: Dlink DNS-320 looks great on paper, but ...

    This link may help:
    <http://www.jwandrews.co.uk/2011/11/166/>

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