Automounting Netgear ReadyNAS CIFS Shares

I wanted to use Autofs to auto-mount the shares on my Netgear ReadyNAS upon entering specific directories so…

Install pre-requisites:

sudo apt-get install cifs-utils autofs


sudo gedit /etc/auto.master

Add the line:

/mnt/nas /etc/auto.nas --timeout=6000 --ghost


sudo gedit /etc/auto.nas

And added the following lines:

pictures -fstype=cifs,rw,noperm ://nas/pictures
videos -fstype=cifs,rw,noperm ://nas/videos
music -fstype=cifs,rw,noperm ://nas/music
documents -fstype=cifs,rw,noperm ://nas/documents
backup -fstype=cifs,rw,noperm ://nas/backup
readydrop -fstype=cifs,rw,noperm ://nas/readydrop

Note that I have used ‘nas’ instead of the nas IP address and I also opted not to use a credentials file as my ReadyNAS shares are public.

restart autofs


Test it out with:

ls -al /mnt/nas/videos


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