How to directly access files on windows network

Derek Broughton news at
Sun Mar 12 14:39:46 UTC 2006

Michael R. Head wrote:

> On Thu, 2006-03-09 at 10:05 -0400, Derek Broughton wrote:
>> > 
>> > To directly edit a remote file, you need to use smbmount
>> > directly.
>> Exactly.  You can mount samba shares in /etc/fstab, or with mount
>> (type=smbfs), and that will use smbmount under the hood.  I'm not sure
>> whether you can mount them with pmount, but I would expect so.
> type=cifs is better in most cases. You can use 'sudo mount.cifs ...'
> instead of 'sudo smbmount ...' to do it at the command line.

OK - I'm happy to be corrected!  I didn't know about cifs - and it isn't
documented in man mount.  Is it completely SMB compatible?

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