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BSD Today: Mounting Samba shares on your BSD system

Jun 06, 2000, 02:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jeremy C. Reed)

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"I noticed that the NetBSD samba package installed a smbmount manual page, but no smbmount program. Under Linux-based systems, smbmount can be used to mount SMB shares. Basically, SMB -- or the Server Message Block protocol and now commonly known as the Common Internet File System (CIFS) -- allows you to access files and printers on remote computers. It is commonly used on Windows 98 and NT systems, but it is also available on Unix-type systems using the Samba tools."

"With Samba, you can use the smbclient program, which uses ftp-like commands (such as "LS", "GET" and "PUT"), to access SMB-shared resources. Nevertheless, being able to mount a remote SMB share may give you more flexibility and allows you to easily and quickly use the remote files."

"A program called Sharity-Light can be used to mount Samba shares. Previously known as rumba, the software is available for BSDs, Irix, Solaris, Next and other operating systems."

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