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I had this working until a reinstall today. My home folder was on another disk so my ~/.smbcredentials file is fine. So it must be my fstab or application not installed. I have cif-utils installed and I've checked my search history for the guide i used but i can't seem to get it to work.

//kaboom.local/media    /home/noki/KaboomMedia  cifs    credentials=/home/noki/.smbcredentials,uid=1000,iocharset=utf8,noperm   0   0

On sudo mount -a I get:

mount error(95): Operation not supported
Refer to the mount.cifs(8) manual page (e.g. man mount.cifs)

Through Unity, I get it to mount through the cifs option and I can ping kaboom.local and get a response. Stupidly didn't backup my fstab, will this time.

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FIXED: I was missing a portion of the line in fstab, it seems I was incorrectly providing information about my user. Simply use 'id' to get this information on your system to apply to you're own fstab entry:

//kaboom.local/media    /home/noki/KaboomMedia  cifs    credentials=/home/noki/.smbcredentials,iocharset=utf8,dir_mode=0777,gid=1000,uid=1000,sec=ntlm  0   0

Not sure if all of those options are required but it is now working for me.

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