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How To Access SAMBA shares through SSH in Linux

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You can access Samba shares by using SSH tunneling. We need a host computer (x.y.z.w) and a destination computer (, is located in the x.y.z.w network), we'll use adi as username and pass as password.

First we'll create a new mount directory:

# mkdir -p /mnt/share

Now we connect to it:

# ssh -N -L 139: adi@x.y.z.w

Now we have to run the following commands:

# umount /mnt/share

# mount -t smbfs -o username=adi,workgroup=WORKGROUP,password=pass,port=139,dmask=770,fmask=660,netbiosname=computer1 //localhost/share /mnt/share

x.y.z.w=computer's IP address computer
adi=samba username
WORKGROUP=your workgroup
pass=password for the share

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