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    [SOLVED] mounting windows network share: connection timed out

    I'm trying to mount a windows share network drive (on a university's server) using Ubuntu 10.04. I'd like to make it a permanent mount, so I've added to etc/fstab, but am having problems with the following error:

    mount error(110): Connection timed out
    Refer to the mount.cifs(8) manual page (e.g. man mount.cifs)
    Here's what I've done so far:
    My /etc/fstab has:

    //    /mnt/shared   cifs   noauto,user,username=username,uid=user,gid=group,mode=700,filemode=600   0 0
    I have smbfs installed. I've created mnt/shared. Then from

    sudo mount /mnt/shared
    I type in my password, wait awhile, then get the "Connection timed out" error message above.

    I've solved a couple of problems already to get here, but my ignorance has kept me from getting further. Any ideas? I'll be more than happy to post some output - let me know what I should be looking at. Thanks.
    Last edited by thorBjorn; 01-05-2011 at 04:59 AM.

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    After doing what I describe above, I rebooted my computer, and the share still did not mount. However, I started it up this morning, and everything worked. Great!

    If you're looking to do something like this, try what I've done above. It worked for me!


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