I've had trouble mounting SMB/CIFS External Storage recently in OwnCloud (currently version 9.1). External storage mounts have always been flaky in OwnCloud, but this time I think I found a solid solution.
Here's a log of my experience installing Mosquitto server on Ubuntu 14.04. Mostly, I followed the excellent walkthrough on the OwnTracks Broker page, with a few adjustments along the way.
First, the errors/issues:
From my Windows 7 machine, I've consistently been able to connect via SSH (using Putty) to two different Linux servers. A few weeks ago, one of them stopped responding to connection attempts. Putty would just sit there with a black screen and eventually time out. Troubleshooting attempts:
My home server, which happily houses 8 years of kids' photos, all our 'shared' files, music, etc...had a hard drive failure over the past few weeks. I finally got around to replacing the drive, which required me to dive into the use of mdadm deeper than I had before. In the end, it was all good.