Password or address?

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carver
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Password or address?

Post by carver » Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:11 pm

I'm running Linux Mint 19.1 Cinnamon and trying to connect to my network server through terminal.
I did it once before but I can't remember exactly how I did it.
The commands go as follows.
sudo mount.cifs //192.168.1.3/Desk_Top /home/cm/Cloud
[sudo] password for cm: (I enter my password and get)
Password for root@//192.168.1.3/Desk_Top:
This is where I have trouble. The server doesn't have a password so I don't know what to enter.
I tried hitting Enter and got, Unable to find suitable address.
So is this a password problem or is hitting Enter working and it's an address issue?
If it is the address how do I find the right address?
Right now I dual boot with Windows 10 and I can see the server in file explorer.
My goal is to make a permanent server connection in Linux so I can get rid of Windows.
BTW I'm a newbie so please make any suggestions at that level. Thanks.

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Re: Password or address?

Post by rene » Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:23 pm

If indeed the server is configured to not require a password, try sudo mount.cifs -o guest [ etc. ].

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Re: Password or address?

Post by carver » Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:24 pm

Tried the command but same result. I'm thinking it's the address. Any suggestion how to find what addresses exist?

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Re: Password or address?

Post by rene » Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:42 pm

A test suggests that indeed it might. You said you "can see the server in file explorer", supposedly as some name like "SERVER". You also said it's Windows 10: try specifying the server by name as in

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sudo mount -t cifs -o guest //SERVER.local/Desk_Top /home/cm/Cloud
Other options are configuring Windows name-resolving or setting up the server with a static IP or a "static" IP, latter in the sense of configuring your router to always hand out the same IP to that server machine. But if the <name>.local thing works, good enough. "Desk_Top" is a fairly strange name for a share by the way, but I'll suppose that's correct...

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