Howto mount a Samba Share on a Linux-WS

Noah Dain noahdain at
Sat Jan 28 21:42:06 UTC 2006

On 1/28/06, Ingo Lantschner <ingo.lists at> wrote:
> Hi Pete,
> thanks for your reply:
> Pete Shinners wrote:
> >>One thing I would like to add: I can not install smbfs ...
> >
> >
> > Do you have the smbmount command available? I think that is necessary.
> > (Or at least included with other necessary packages)
> no, it is not here, and as far as I understand I would need to install
> smbfs to get it, which is not possible as already mentioned):
> ---------------------------------------------
> $ apt-cache search smbmount
> smbfs - mount and umount commands for the smbfs (for kernels >= than 2.2.x)
> ---------------------------------------------
> But there is something which confuses me: If I use the GUI (Gnome) I
> *can* mount these shares sucessfully!! So how does this work?
> Kind regards, INgo.
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the gnome gui does not use the kernel to mount filesystems.  it is
doing it purely in user-space.

smbfs is deprecated (old).  Try using cifs.

//sambaserver/share   /mountpoint  cifs 

"credfile" should be a text file that looks like:


Noah Dain
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