Nick Stinemates nick at
Sun Feb 17 23:32:27 UTC 2008

Leonard Chatagnier wrote:
> Trying to set up samba again on my lan with a new
> machine and recently reconfigured old one but the
> smbmount cmd just gives the usage output.
> The man gives this cmd line syntax:
> smbmount {service} {mount-point} [-ooptions]
> But it doesn't tell what {service} is or give any
> syntax. Think I can hack the {mount-point}.  Googled
> for samba service but found nothing to help. Would
> someone please tell me the usage and syntax for the
> service entry in the command?
> TIA,
> BTW, the uusage output shows a "-n" in the cmd line
> before the options and has no entry for it in the man.
> Leonard Chatagnier
> lenc5570 at

Take a look at smbfs.

I use it in the following fashion:
    mount -t smbfs -o username=<user>,password=<pass> //<samba
mount point> /mnt/<local mount point>

Good luck
Nick Stinemates

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