When Bogazici Guys Suck

When you need to access remote windows share over network, you just mount the share to your local linux folder like you do when mounting local disks.

mount -t cifs // -o username=merturk /media/remote/ –verbose

This command should ask the password of the user then mounts the remote win share to your local. However, if you cannot see what you are supposed to see in your local mount point, simply inspect the kernel message using dmesg. If you see an output like what I saw today

CIFS VFS: Error connecting to IPv4 socket. Aborting operation
CIFS VFS: cifs_mount failed w/return code = -512

then you should start to think if all windows I.T. managers sucks or just windows guys who are graduated from Bogazici.

In Brief, this log message tells you, you have a network issue, probably you are banned to access windows shares in some subnetworks of your network like me ….