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Help with SAMBA access for security camera

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Help with SAMBA access for security camera

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Post by xunil76 » 21 Aug 2019 02:54

Hi guys, I need some help with getting my security camera's network access set up using a SAMBA share.

I'm currently using NAS4Free 11.1.0.4 - Atomics (revision 5127)

I have a Kodi install set up on a HTPC, and just connected that system up to my SAMBA share with no problem; it can see the shared folder and the contents of that folder with no issues at all.

However, when I go into my EnGenius EDS5110 security camera's settings and try using the same exact SAMBA path that my Kodi box is able to connect to, it keeps giving me an error. I am using the same credentials as the Kodi box.

Unfortunately, the error I get is just....."error"; it doesn't say anything regarding what the problem could be. Is there anything special I need to be doing to get a camera to access this share? Here are the settings I've put into the camera's configuration:

Protocol: SAMBA
Server: IP of NAS4Free server
Path: same exact path as the Kodi box that works fine on that machine (including the "smb://" at the beginning, but I've tried both with & without it)
Username:same as Kodi box
Password: same as Kodi box
N4F Server Setup:
CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5Ghz 6-Core AM3+
Mobo: Asus Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 AMD 990FX (8x SATA onboard)
RAM: 32GB (4x 8GB) Crucial DDR3L 1600 ECC CT2KIT102472BD160B
OS Drive: Team C12G 8GB USB 2.0 w/11.1.0.4 - Atomics (revision 5127) on SSD
HDD's: 5x Seagate ST8000DM004-2CX188TB in RAIDZ1 (4+1)
Hot-Swap Cages: 3x iStarUSA BPN-DE350SS (1 red + 1 blue + 1 silver) supporting 15x 3.5" HDD's
HBA: LSI MegaRAID SAS 9240-8i (not yet installed - to be flashed to IT mode)
Case: Cooler Master CM Stacker STC-T01-UWK (11x 5.25" drive bays)

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Re: Help with SAMBA access for security camera

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Post by raulfg3 » 21 Aug 2019 08:26

search forum for "ntlm" and try it

ntlm auth=yes
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Re: Help with SAMBA access for security camera

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Post by xunil76 » 21 Aug 2019 14:07

well that's a good thing to know, and I'll keep that in mind for future issues....but it's a no-go here. I just wish this stupid EnGenius camera admin page would give me a more useful error than just..."error".

that's only about 1/4 of a step up from no response at all..... :evil: :evil: :evil:
N4F Server Setup:
CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5Ghz 6-Core AM3+
Mobo: Asus Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 AMD 990FX (8x SATA onboard)
RAM: 32GB (4x 8GB) Crucial DDR3L 1600 ECC CT2KIT102472BD160B
OS Drive: Team C12G 8GB USB 2.0 w/11.1.0.4 - Atomics (revision 5127) on SSD
HDD's: 5x Seagate ST8000DM004-2CX188TB in RAIDZ1 (4+1)
Hot-Swap Cages: 3x iStarUSA BPN-DE350SS (1 red + 1 blue + 1 silver) supporting 15x 3.5" HDD's
HBA: LSI MegaRAID SAS 9240-8i (not yet installed - to be flashed to IT mode)
Case: Cooler Master CM Stacker STC-T01-UWK (11x 5.25" drive bays)

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Re: Help with SAMBA access for security camera

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Post by Brahiewahiewa » 22 Aug 2019 00:01

xunil76 wrote:
21 Aug 2019 14:07
well that's a good thing to know, and I'll keep that in mind for future issues....but it's a no-go here. I just wish this stupid EnGenius camera admin page would give me a more useful error than just..."error".

that's only about 1/4 of a step up from no response at all..... :evil: :evil: :evil:
When complaining on Engenius hard- or software, you should post on the Engenius forum ;o)

Besides ntlm auth=yes will probably solve your problem since it enables smb v1 authentication whilst your engenius camera's don't support smb v2 and smb v3

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Re: Help with SAMBA access for security camera

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Post by xunil76 » 22 Aug 2019 02:49

Brahiewahiewa wrote:
22 Aug 2019 00:01
When complaining on Engenius hard- or software, you should post on the Engenius forum ;o)

Besides ntlm auth=yes will probably solve your problem since it enables smb v1 authentication whilst your engenius camera's don't support smb v2 and smb v3
I already tried the "ntlm auth=yes" (placed exactly what's in between the quotes there into Services > CIFS/SMB > Settings > Additional Parameters), but that didn't fix the problem.

And yeah, I was just posting here first in case there was some other known issue or some weird obscure setting somewhere that needed to be enabled in the NAS for it to work.

I figured there would be a much better chance at getting a working answer here if that was the case, than spending the time trying to get help through EnGenius for a really old product of theirs that I bought years ago and may or may not still be supported. I know there are no longer any firmware updates for this camera being released.
N4F Server Setup:
CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5Ghz 6-Core AM3+
Mobo: Asus Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 AMD 990FX (8x SATA onboard)
RAM: 32GB (4x 8GB) Crucial DDR3L 1600 ECC CT2KIT102472BD160B
OS Drive: Team C12G 8GB USB 2.0 w/11.1.0.4 - Atomics (revision 5127) on SSD
HDD's: 5x Seagate ST8000DM004-2CX188TB in RAIDZ1 (4+1)
Hot-Swap Cages: 3x iStarUSA BPN-DE350SS (1 red + 1 blue + 1 silver) supporting 15x 3.5" HDD's
HBA: LSI MegaRAID SAS 9240-8i (not yet installed - to be flashed to IT mode)
Case: Cooler Master CM Stacker STC-T01-UWK (11x 5.25" drive bays)

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Re: Help with SAMBA access for security camera

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Post by xunil76 » 22 Aug 2019 03:27

Eureka! Success!

I played around with the path settings for the Network Storage in the EnGenius web config page some more, and I stumbled across the answer, so I'm posting it here for posterity, so anyone else who is having a similar issue will have something else to try (and to record it here for my own future reference as well).

When I was entering the path before, I was trying the following path formats:
smb://NAS4FREE/<share_name>/folder/folder/etc.
//NAS4FREE/<share_name>/folder/folder/etc.
/NAS4FREE/<share_name>/folder/folder/etc.

I did a little more searching online and stumbled across a document for a different EnGenius camera that had screenshots showing that they were entering the path as such:
<share_name>/folder/folder/etc.

So I removed the server name and the "smb://" part, and when I pressed the "Test" button in the software to test the connection settings, I finally got an "OK" response instead of "Error"!

It's just really weird that it works fine the other way for my Kodi box, but the camera requires it formatted differently. And I did go back and remove the "ntlm auth=yes", just to verify whether or not it needed it, and it definitely does; it would not work anymore until I put that back in there.

Thanks guys for the help! Now to go fiddle around with the motion detection settings, because if I leave it set like it is now, my 19TB of free space on my NAS is gonna be filled up in no time, LOL :lol: :lol: :lol:
N4F Server Setup:
CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5Ghz 6-Core AM3+
Mobo: Asus Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 AMD 990FX (8x SATA onboard)
RAM: 32GB (4x 8GB) Crucial DDR3L 1600 ECC CT2KIT102472BD160B
OS Drive: Team C12G 8GB USB 2.0 w/11.1.0.4 - Atomics (revision 5127) on SSD
HDD's: 5x Seagate ST8000DM004-2CX188TB in RAIDZ1 (4+1)
Hot-Swap Cages: 3x iStarUSA BPN-DE350SS (1 red + 1 blue + 1 silver) supporting 15x 3.5" HDD's
HBA: LSI MegaRAID SAS 9240-8i (not yet installed - to be flashed to IT mode)
Case: Cooler Master CM Stacker STC-T01-UWK (11x 5.25" drive bays)

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Re: Help with SAMBA access for security camera

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Post by Shperrung » 22 Aug 2019 08:06

Hi!
You can set cron job that deletes old files.
Here are examples of commands http://alexof.ru/page/primery-find (Google Translate will help). Just adjust it on your needs.
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