July 25, 2024

Smbmount allows you to mount a directory on the Zaurus to a Windows share.

I had to install two modules:

(There is another libncurses5_5.0-6.0potato1_arm.ipk file on the ZaurusZone feed, but it didn’t work correctly.)

On my Windows NT 4.0 box, I created a share called “download”.

On my Z, I created a directory:

Then from the Z, I tried the command:
smbmount //computer/download /mnt/download -o username=[user],password=[passwd]

After trying this, I kept getting the error message:
session setup failed: ERRDOS – ERRnoaccess (Access denied.)

Upon digging around in the smb.conf manual, I stumbled across that the passwords needs to encrypted for Windows NT login.

So, I created /etc/samba/smb.conf with two lines:
workgroup = [domain]
encrypt passwords = yes

After I issued the smbclient command with the smb.conf file configured, it worked!

To unmount it:
umount /mnt/download