Mount Time Capsule SMB from a Linux host

published on in category Linux , Tags: linux macos samba apple

As it turns out, the Apple Time Capsule only uses SMB protocol version 1 and NTLM for authentication. While this works with macOS without any changes, it often creates problem when trying to mount the the Time Capsule’s SMB share on a Linux system. With this parameters, mounting should work out of the box, given you have the cifs-utils (Debian/Ubuntu) installed:

sudo mount.cifs // /mnt/timecapsule/ -o password='yourpw',sec=ntlm,uid=<local user>,vers=1.0

If you have any problems or further insights, feel free to leave a comment.

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