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MOUNT_SMBFS(8)          FreeBSD System Manager's Manual         MOUNT_SMBFS(8)

     mount_smbfs - mount a shared resource from an SMB file server

     mount_smbfs [-E cs1:cs2] [-I host] [-L locale] [-M crights:srights] [-N]
                 [-O cowner:cgroup/sowner:sgroup] [-R retrycount] [-T timeout]
                 [-W workgroup] [-c case] [-d mode] [-f mode] [-g gid]
                 [-n opt] [-u uid] //user@server/share node

     The mount_smbfs command mounts a share from a remote server using
     SMB/CIFS protocol.

     The options are as follows:

     -E cs1:cs2
             Specifies local (cs1) and server's (cs2) character sets.

     -I host
             Do not use NetBIOS name resolver and connect directly to host,
             which can be either a valid DNS name or an IP address.

     -L locale
             Use locale for lower/upper case conversion routines.  Set the
             locale for case conversion.  By default, mount_smbfs tries to use
             an environment variable LC_* to determine it.

     -M crights:srights
             Assign access rights to the newly created connection.  See
             nsmb(8) for theory.

     -N      Do not ask for a password.  At run time, mount_smbfs reads the
             ~/.nsmbrc file for additional configuration parameters and a
             password.  If no password is found, mount_smbfs prompts for it.

     -O cowner:cgroup/sowner:sgroup
             Assign owner/group attributes to the newly created connection.
             See nsmb(8) for theory.

     -R retrycount
             How many retries should be done before the SMB requester decides
             to drop the connection.

     -T timeout
             Timeout in seconds for each request.

     -W workgroup
             This option specifies the workgroup to be used in the
             authentication request.

     -c case
             Set a case option which affects name representation.  case can be
             one of the following:

             Value      Meaning

             l          All existing file names are converted to lower case.
                        Newly created file gets a lower case.

             u          All existing file names are converted to upper case.
                        Newly created file gets an upper case.

     -f mode, -d mode
             Specify permissions that should be assigned to files and
             directories.  The values must be specified as octal numbers.
             Default value for the file mode is taken from mount point,
             default value for the directory mode adds execute permission
             where the file mode gives read permission.

             Note that these permissions can differ from the rights granted by
             SMB server.

     -u uid, -g gid
             User ID and group ID assigned to files.  The default are owner
             and group IDs from the directory where the volume is mounted.

             The mount_smbfs command will use server as the NetBIOS name of
             remote computer, user as the remote user name and share as the
             resource name on a remote server.

     node    Path to mount point.

     ~/.nsmbrc      Keeps static parameters for connections and other
                    information.  See /usr/share/examples/smbfs/dot.nsmbrc for

     The following example illustrates how to connect to SMB server SAMBA as
     user GUEST, and mount shares PUBLIC and TMP:

           mount_smbfs -I //guest@samba/public /smb/public
           mount_smbfs -I -E koi8-r:cp866 //guest@samba/tmp /smb/tmp

     It is possible to use fstab(5) for smbfs mounts:

           //guest@samba/public    /smb/public     smbfs  rw,noauto 0   0

     Please report bugs to the author.

     Boris Popov <>, <>

FreeBSD 11.0-PRERELEASE         March 10, 2000         FreeBSD 11.0-PRERELEASE


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