Accessing MyFiles from Linux: davfs2

Tags myfiles linux

Requirements: 

  • Linux
  • Neon Client Library - 2.4, 2.5, or 2.6 (ldconfig -v | grep libneon)
  • FUSE or Coda support - Either one enabled in your Kernel (less /usr/src/linux/.config | grep -i fuse)
  • DavFS2 - Install from Source
  • OpenSSL or GnuTLS - Should already have it (locate openssl or gnutls)

Conventions: 

  • USERNAME - Your Local Linux Username (use whoami if unsure)
  • LETU_USER - Your LetNet Account Name (without the @letu.edu)
  • # - Command is executed as "root"
  • $ - Command is executed as USERNAME

Instructions:

  1. Do a Test Mount



 

    • You will be asked for your LETU_USER and password, and to accept its certificate. If it all works right, the contents of /mnt/tmp will now be your LeTourneau MyFiles.
    • Since using root to access our files is a bad habit, lets umount it and move on.

2. Setup the davfs2 Group
In order to be able to mount davfs2 file systems using your USERNAME, we have to add your USERNAME to the davfs2 group. It is assumed that installation of the davfs2 software involved creating of the davfs user and group.

3. Setup /etc/fstab
Now we can add a line to the /etc/fstab file so that we can mount our network files in our home directory. As root, append the following line to your /etc/fstab file.

4. Mount your MyFiles

    • The server asks for your LETU_USER and password, and possibly, to accept the server certificate. ~/letu now contains the contents of your LeTourneau MyFiles. 
       

5. To Un-Mount your MyFiles

The output will look like the following: 

Details

Article ID: 122022
Created
Fri 12/4/20 12:55 PM
Modified
Wed 1/6/21 2:26 PM