Mounting airport disk

I got myself an Airport (Apple) router to link my computers together and connect them to the internet.

One of the nice things about the Airport is that you can connect usb devices (printers/ disks) and share them with the clients that are connected to the Airport. Because there is only 1 usb port you need to place an usb hub in order to make more than 1 device available.

When you connect an usb disk …essentially you have a NAS solution, as you share a disk over a network. You can manage the airport and the devices connected to the airport with the airport utility that comes with the Airport. Configure your disks with the Airport utility.

If you formatted your disk with FAT 32 (dos/windows file system) you can mount your disk with the following command: mount -t cifs // /mnt/backupDisk -o username=,password=,iocharset=utf8,file_mode=0777,dir_mode=0777 you need to specify the username and password here…

One of the disadvantages of this filesystem (FAT32) is that you cannot write files larges then 4GB…for this reason I formatted the disks with the MAC OS filesystem. (HFS).. In order to mount them on my ubuntu machines, I had to install the following: apt-get install hfsutils apt-get install openafs-client apt-get install mount_smbfs After installing this I could see the network disk as a samba share

Then I wanted to mount the volumes as a regular disk.. I had to install the following: apt-get install fs_mkmount sudo apt-get install libfuse-dev libreadline-dev then I had to download and install afpfs-ng I did it with dpkg -i afpfs-ng_0.8.1-1_i386.deb

After that I could mount the samba volume by doing this:

mount_afp 'afp://username:password@datalinks-airport-extreme.local/Elements' /mnt/backupDisk/