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2Nov/111

Linux: How to mount SMB/CIFS shares under Linux

This document provides help on mounting SMB/CIFS shares under Linux.
All files accessible in a Linux and UNIX systems are arranged in one big tree, the file hierarchy, rooted at /. These files can be spread out over several devices. The mount command serves to attach the file system found on some device to the big file tree.

Use the mount command to mount remote SMB/CIFS shares under Linux as follows:

mount -t cifs //192.168.1.1/mySharedFolder -o username=myUser,password=myPassword /mnt/mySharedFolder

Where,
-t cifs : File system type to be mount
-o : are options passed to mount command, in this example I had passed two options. First argument is the user name (myUser) and second argument is the password (myPassword) to connect to the remote computer.
//192.168.1.1/mySharedFolder : remote computer and share name
/mnt/mySharedFolder : local mount point directory

Make sure to create /mnt/mySharedFolder first.

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25Oct/110

FreeBSD: How to mount SMB/CIFS shares under FreeBSD

This document provides help on mounting SMB/CIFS shares under FreeBSD Operating System.
The mount_smbfs command mounts a share from a remote server using SMB/CIFS protocol. You can easily mount MySharedFolder share using the following syntax:

mount_smbfs -I 192.168.1.1 //myUser@serverName/mySharedFolder /mnt/mySharedFolder

Where,
192.168.1.1 is the IP address of the remote computer.
myUser is your user name.
serverName is NETBIOS Server Name.
mySharedFolder is CIFS share name.
/mnt/mySharedFolder is the local mount point directory.

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