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I'd like to use cifs from Linux to mount a Windows shared drive. That shared drive is provided by a NAS running Linux / Samba. There are several Windows computer successfully using that shared drive and doing "net use" from Windows I get:

OK    W:  \\\wincommun   Microsoft Windows Network

It's in french, apparently "Microsoft Windows Network" is the "network" ("reseau" in french)

Now I'd like to mount this (read-only but that is another issue) from Linux.

How can I find which username and password I should use?

I take it I've got two options:

  1. go look in the NAS's web interface and try to find the credentials (I've got the password to enter the NAS itself) but I don't really know what to look for

  2. look into one (or several) of the Windows computer that are mounting that share (there are both Windows 7 and Windows 8 computers here and I've got the admin passwords on all of them)

So that's my problem: I don't know how if I need a username and if I need one, I don't know which one to use. And then I don't know if I need a password (could it be "password-less" ?) and if I need a password, I don't know which one it is.

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How is the share configured on NAS side? –  frlan Jul 13 '14 at 16:33

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