Examples of access under different distributions

On the following page you will find several examples of accessing the project drive under different distributions. Please note that a connection is only possible from the university network area. If you want to access the project drive outside the university area, you must first establish a VPN connection via the Any Connect client. Further information can be found HERE


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Examples for accessing in Windows

University-wide access via the SMB protocol e.g. with the Windows Explorer

You can make your project drive accessible via the Windows Explorer.

Select any free drive letter or drive and insert as folder: \\nvs?.uni-rostock.de\<Projectname>.

For instance \\nvs2.uni-rostock.de\uni-jubilaeum.

If your computer is not in the domain "uni-rostock.de" or "RECHENZENTRUM" (old name), you must consider this when registering at the server. This applies for all computers that are not supervised by the ITMZ.
Select "Connect using a different user name" or "Verbindung unter anderem Benutzernamen herstellen" here and insert into the following window.

Caution: The user name always starts with uni-rostock.de\ or rechenzentrum\

Examples for access in Linux

For using the project drive in Linux, there are different opportunities depending on the available distribution. Two examples here:

No authentication is supported on the server for NT LAN Manager Version 1 (NTLMv1). NTLMv1 is turned off for security reasons. Furthermore, SMB1 and SMB2 is no longer supported for security reasons.

Mount the project drive using the following parameters:
LocalLinuxuseraccount corresponds to a Linux user for whom a network drive is to be mounted
localLinuxgroup corresponds to the primary group of the Linux user being used
Domainuseraccount corresponds to the user abbreviation in the central Active Directory of the ITMZ
rechenzentrum corresponds to the domain name of the Active Directory in the ITMZ
myproject corresponds to any local directory in Linux that can be selected at will

sudo mount --verbose -t cifs -o uid=lokalesLinuxkonto,gid=lokaleLinuxgruppe,username=DomainNutzerkonto,domain=rechenzentrum, iocharset=utf8 //nvs2.uni-rostock.de/projekt /mnt/myproject

Example of access on Mac OS

To use the project drive on Mac OS, you can access it as follows: To do this, call up the connection dialog in the menu "Go to"> "Connect to server". (Alternatively, you can also call this with the shortcut ⌘K)

Then enter the server address in the connection dialog: smb: //nvs2.uni-rostock.com/project

After entering the server address, a dialog follows with which server you are trying to establish a connection. You confirm this with "Connect". If your computer is not in the domain "uni-rostock.de" or "DATA CENTER" (old name), you must take this into account when logging in to the server. After connecting, log in with your user account and password. Afterwards, the Finder will be displayed with the corresponding share.