Mount FreeNas Windows Share from Linux

The usual syntax for mounting a Windows Share will fail with “Operation not supported” or similar.

You need an extra parameter to specify the SMB version used.

This will fail:

mkdir /mnt/freenas

mount -t cifs -o username=user, password=secret //<ip addreess of server>/share /mnt/freenas

Add the vers=3.0

Change the mount command options to include the SMB client protocol version for success:

mount -t cifs -o username=user, password=secret,vers=3.0 //<ip addreess of server>/share /mnt/freenas


mount -t cifs -o username=nelsoj,password=strongsecret,vers=3.0 // /mnt/freenas

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