Mounting your IFS drive in Linux

Before you begin, have your IFS or Research IFS share path available. Our instructions use an example path; your path will be different depending on the name of the share and the server on which the share is hosted. Your local IT department or EITS will provide this information.

Each share will have both a server path and a Distributed File System (DFS) path.  Both link to the same location; however, the DFS path is recommended for use on Windows workstations only.  The DFS path is static and will never change for a given share. The server path is subject to change when EITS upgrades file servers.

Server path: \\\test-share
DFS path: \\\ifs\test-share

Mounting Instructions

From command line, type in the following command using your Share path.

Sudo mount -t cifs -o username=MyID-usename // /mnt

You will be prompted to enter your sudo password for Linux, and your MyID password to access the share.

Screenshot of Linux connecting to IFS drive

You should see your mounted drive with the contents of your share. Test this by listing the share contents with ‘ls -la /mnt’


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