Mounting windows shares/drives in pfsense
i would like to mount windows shares on pfsense. Is that possible ?
i had similar situation while i was trying to log squid; syslog server did the trick.
Now the situation is a bit tricky.
I'm trying to run aria2 ( http://aria2.sourceforge.net/ ) on pfsense and specify the download location on a windows shared drive.
looking at this post –> http://forum.pfsense.org/index.php/topic,29135.0.html , i'm quite hopeless.
any enlightenment is highly appreciated.
It would probably be easier to make windows share the folder using some protocol that pfSense can already talk to, like SCP or SFTP for example.
I've never used it but this could do it: http://www.freesshd.com/
Well, on FreeBSD, mount_smbfs(8) can do that, but we don't include the files you'd need. You can probably just copy them over from a stock FreeBSD install of the same version as the pfSense version you're running (e.g. 2.0.x is FreeBSD 8.1).
And to prove that works… At least on 2.0.2 amd64... (names and IPs changed to protect the innocent/guilty)
fetch -o /usr/lib/ http://files.nyi.pfsense.org/jimp/smb/amd64/libsmb.a fetch -o /usr/lib/ http://files.nyi.pfsense.org/jimp/smb/amd64/libsmb.so.4 fetch -o /usr/lib/ http://files.nyi.pfsense.org/jimp/smb/amd64/libsmb_p.a ln -s /usr/lib/libsmb.so.4 /usr/lib/libsmb.so fetch -o /usr/sbin http://files.nyi.pfsense.org/jimp/smb/amd64/mount_smbfs chmod a+x /usr/sbin/mount_smbfs fetch -o /boot/kernel/ http://files.nyi.pfsense.org/jimp/smb/amd64/smbfs.ko chmod a+x /boot/kernel/smbfs.ko fetch -o /boot/kernel/ http://files.nyi.pfsense.org/jimp/smb/amd64/libiconv.ko chmod a+x /boot/kernel/libiconv.ko fetch -o /boot/kernel/ http://files.nyi.pfsense.org/jimp/smb/amd64/libmchain.ko chmod a+x /boot/kernel/libmchain.ko rehash kldload libiconv kldload libmchain kldload smbfs mount_smbfs -I 192.168.x.y //jimp@myserver/jimp /mnt
And the result:
: mount //JIMP@MYSERVER/JIMP on /mnt (smbfs) : df /mnt Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Avail Capacity Mounted on //JIMP@MYSERVER/JIMP 925779996 648483416 277296580 70% /mnt : ls -l /mnt/pf*.tgz -rwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 70624386 Nov 20 10:41 /mnt/pfSense-Full-Update-2.0.2-RELEASE-i386-20121114-2143.tgz
Not sure I'd want to do that in production, but it does function…
I will give it a try and report back how it goes.
Million $ Thank$
worked like a charm
/dev/ufs/pfsense1 on / (ufs, local, noatime, synchronous)
devfs on /dev (devfs, local)
/dev/md0 on /tmp (ufs, local)
/dev/md1 on /var (ufs, local)
/dev/ufs/cf on /cf (ufs, local, noatime, synchronous)
devfs on /var/dhcpd/dev (devfs, local)
//SMBUSER@ICO-MA-01/SMBSHARE on /mnt (smbfs)
[2.1-BETA0][firstname.lastname@example.org]/(211): df /mnt
Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Avail Capacity Mounted on
//SMBUSER@ICO-MA-01/SMBSHARE 125925468 67524068 58401400 54% /mnt
Yes in production server it's not a good idea.
If i had to do it in production server, I will make a user who only has write access to share D:\Downloads. If someone compromises the system he only will be able to delete everything inside D:\Downloads
please correct me if my thinking is wrong.
Many Many Thanks
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that would work in theory ….
however ... every package on the system could one day be targetted when someone writes an exploit. If this happens, the pfsense team + volunteers try to update the supported packages as soon as possible.
The samba-mount program will not be updated by the pfsense devs, you would have to update it manually if there is ever a security problem with it.