Connect to Airport Extreme Shared Disk from Linux

Recently I bought an Apple Airport Extreme to improve WiFi connectivity at home. I’m very happy with the results.

Airport Extreme allows you to share a hard drive over the network, since one of my computers runs Linux I decided to modify my fstab to auto mount the shared drive into the Linux box.

sudo mkdir /media/airport
sudo vim /etc/fstab

Add the following information at the end of that file (_in one line_):

//YOUR.AIPORT.IP.ADDR/YOURAIRPORTWORKDIR 
/media/airport/ cifs auto,
iocharset=utf8,nobrl,username=AirportUsername,
password=AirportPass,
_netdev,uid=LinuxUser,gid=LinuxGroup

Finally, auto mount your new fstab entry using:

marin@Corsair$> sudo mount -a

And that’s it!