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Auto mounting Samba shares on Humax

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I have two Humax (HDs not HDRs) boxes and have for a while been mounting Samba shares so I can access or copy files between the two. I have found though that if box A is switched off then it causes a problem on box B when trying to open the Media menu (I mount my shares as another drive called "other" i.e. mounted to /media/other), the Media screen hangs as it is trying to to read volume information from a now disconnected source. My solution to this is the following script which loads on boot from /mod/etc/init.d, I thought I'd post it incase anyone else could use (or probably improve) it. Might also be useful for connecting to a PC which may or may not be turned on:
Code:
#!/bin/sh
#pings other box every 5 minutes, if responds mounts share (retries every 5 mins if fails)
#once connected tests other box is still on by pinging every 5 minutes, if no ping unmounts
#and returns to pinging to reconnect

exec >/tmp/connectShare.log 2>&1    #output errors to this file

mountpoint='/media/other'
#share='//192.168.1.xx/Media' #Box A
share='//192.168.1.xx/Media' #Box B
options='user=guest,password=guest'
ip=${share:2:12}        #extract IP only from share address - or replace with actual IP/hostname

case "$1" in
start)
  sleep 2    #allow time for network to initialise
  while [ 1 ]; do    #infinite loop
    count="0"
    while [ "$count" == "0" ]; do    #keep looping until other box pings
      temp=$(ping -c 2 $ip | grep 'received')  #ping other box, keep only results line of output
      count=${temp:23:1}        #extract value of received packets (will be 0, 1 or 2)
      if [ $count == "0" ]
      then
        echo "no response from " $ip "
        sleep 300
      fi
    done
    mkdir -p $mountpoint
    result="1"
    while [ $result != "0" ]; do
      mount -t cifs $share $mountpoint -o $options
      result=$?
      echo "mount result:" $result
      sleep 180
    done
    count='1'
    while [ "$count" != "0" ]; do    #keep looping while other box pings
      sleep 300
      temp=$(ping -c 2 $ip | grep 'received')  #ping other box, keep only results line of output
      count=${temp:23:1}        #extract value of received packets (will be 0, 1 or 2)
      if [ $count == "0" ]
      then
        echo $ip " stopped responding"
      fi
    done
    result="1"
    while [ $result != "0" ]; do  #unmount, if fails wait 60 sec and retry
      umount "$mountpoint"
      result=$?
      echo "umount result:" $result
      sleep 60
    done
  rmdir "$mountpoint"
  done
  ;;
stop)
  umount "$mountpoint"
  rmdir "$mountpoint"
  ;;
*)
  exit 1
  ;;
esac
 
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