If you happen to have an Apple Airport Extreme which has one of those USB hard drives attached to it, it is extremely convenient if you use this hard drive as a centralized location for your music/documents/scans etc, and accessing it from any mac is a as easy as clicking on the disk available from the finder, typing it the optional password and voila, you have a device connected to your mac. Applications like iTunes or iPhoto can even automatically connect to it when started, effectively creating a centralized location for your entertainment.
Problem arises when you are in Linux, yes, that nerdy-looking interface and that "DOS" command window with allows to type impossible to remember commands such as "grep", "ls", "df", "du", etc, etc.
Fear not, my friends, you can raise the ugly-ducky to the same level of that expensive mac that your wife comfortably uses.
All you need to do is "mount" the disk into one of your local folders, first some assumptions for the sake of the example:
- Router IP Address is 10.0.1.1
- Hard drive is protected with the password "D33pSp@ce9"
- The "name" given to airport express for the hard drive is "Seagate GoFlex 2T"
- Your Linux username is "julio" :)
- There is an empty folder locally at ~/ExternalHDD
Just substitute the appropriate values and you should have a local folder in ~/ExternalHDD containing the remote hard disk's contents, and will be able to read and write files on it, you can add this to your /etc/fstab so you don't have to re-run this after a reboot.