mount a shared resource from an SMB file
command mounts a share from a
remote server using SMB/CIFS protocol.
The options are as follows:
- Specifies local (cs1) and
server's (cs2) character sets.
- Do not use NetBIOS name resolver and connect directly to
host, which can be either a valid DNS
name or an IP address.
- Use locale for lower/upper
case conversion routines. Set the locale for case conversion. By default,
mount_smbfs tries to use an environment
LC_* to determine it.
- Assign access rights to the newly created connection.
- Do not ask for a password. At run time,
mount_smbfs reads the
~/.nsmbrc file for additional configuration
parameters and a password. If no password is found,
mount_smbfs prompts for it.
- Assign owner/group attributes to the newly created
- How many retries should be done before the SMB requester
decides to drop the connection. Default is 4.
- Timeout in seconds for each request. Default is 15.
- Username to authenticate with.
- This option specifies the workgroup to be used in the
- Set a case option which
affects name representation. case can be
one of the following:
- All existing file names are converted to lower case.
Newly created file gets a lower case.
- All existing file names are converted to upper case.
Newly created file gets an upper case.
- Specify permissions that should be assigned to files and
directories. The values must be specified as octal numbers. Default value
for the file mode is taken from mount point, default value for the
directory mode adds execute permission where the file mode gives read
Note that these permissions can differ from the rights granted by SMB
- User ID and group ID assigned to files. The default are
owner and group IDs from the directory where the volume is mounted.
- The mount_smbfs command will
use server as the NetBIOS name of remote
computer, user as the remote user name
and share as the resource name on a
remote server. Optional port1 and
port2 arguments can be used to override
default values of port numbers used by communication protocols. For SMB
over NetBIOS default value for port1 are
139, and port2 are 137.
- Path to mount point.
- Keeps static parameters for connections and other
The following example illustrates how to connect to SMB server
as user GUEST
and mount shares PUBLIC
mount_smbfs -I samba.mydomain.com //guest@samba/public /smb/public
mount_smbfs -I 192.168.20.3 -E koi8-r:cp866 //guest@samba/tmp /smb/tmp
It is also possible to use fstab(5)
mounts (the example below doesn't prompt for a password):
//guest@samba/public /smb/public smbfs
rw,noauto,-N 0 0
Please report bugs to the author.