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SMBMOUNT(8)							   SMBMOUNT(8)

       smbmount	- mount	an smbfs filesystem

       smbmount	service	mount-point [ -o options ]

       smbmount	 mounts	 a  Linux  SMB	filesystem.  It	 is usually invoked as
       mount.smbfs by the mount(8) command when	using the "-t  smbfs"  option.
       This command only works in Linux, and the kernel	must support the smbfs

       Options	to  smbmount  are  specified  as  a  comma-separated  list  of
       key=value pairs.	It is possible to send options other than those	listed
       here, assuming that smbfs supports them.	If  you	 get  mount  failures,
       check your kernel log for errors	on unknown options.

       smbmount	is a daemon. After mounting it keeps running until the mounted
       smbfs is	umounted. It will log things that happen when in  daemon  mode
       using the "machine name"	smbmount, so typically this output will	end up
       in log.smbmount.	The smbmount process may also be called	mount.smbfs.

       NOTE: smbmount calls smbmnt(8) to do the	actual mount.  You  must  make
       sure that smbmnt	is in the path so that it can be found.

	      specifies	the username to	connect	as. If this is not given, then
	      the environment variable	USER is	used.  This  option  can  also
	      take the form "user%password" or "user/workgroup"	or "user/work-
	      group%password" to allow the password and	workgroup to be	speci-
	      fied as part of the username.

	      specifies	the SMB	password. If this option is not	given then the
	      environment variable PASSWD is used. If it can find no  password
	      smbmount will prompt for a passeword, unless the guest option is

	      Note that	password which contain the arguement delimiter charac-
	      ter (i.e.	a comma	',') will failed to be parsed correctly	on the
	      command line. However, the same password defined in  the	PASSWD
	      environment  variable  or	a credentials file (see	below) will be
	      read correctly.

	      specifies	a file that contains a username	and/or	password.  The
	      format of	the file is:

			username = <value>
			password = <value>

	      This is preferred	over having passwords in plaintext in a	shared
	      file, such as /etc/fstab.	Be sure	 to  protect  any  credentials
	      file properly.

	      sets the source NetBIOS name. It defaults	to the local hostname.

	      sets  the	uid that will own all files on the mounted filesystem.
	      It may be	specified as either a username or a numeric uid.

	      sets the gid that	will own all files on the mounted  filesystem.
	      It may be	specified as either a groupname	or a numeric gid.

	      sets the remote SMB port number. The default is 139.

	      sets  the	file mask. This	determines the permissions that	remote
	      files have in the	local filesystem.  The default is based	on the
	      current umask.

	      sets  the	 directory  mask. This determines the permissions that
	      remote directories have in the local filesystem.	The default is
	      based on the current umask.

	      sets  the	debug level. This is useful for	tracking down SMB con-
	      nection problems.	A suggested value to start with	is 4.  If  set
	      too high there will be a lot of output, possibly hiding the use-
	      ful output.

	      sets the destination host	or IP address.

	      sets the workgroup on the	destination

	      sets the TCP socket options. See the smb.conf
	       socket options option.

	      sets the NetBIOS scope

       guest  don't prompt for a password

       ro     mount read-only

       rw     mount read-write

	      sets the charset used by the Linux side for codepage to  charset
	      translations  (NLS).  Argument  should be	the name of a charset,
	      like iso8859-1. (Note: only kernel 2.4.0 or later)

	      sets the codepage	the server uses. See the iocharset option. Ex-
	      ample value cp850. (Note:	only kernel 2.4.0 or later)

	      how long a directory listing is cached in	milliseconds (also af-
	      fects visibility of file size and	date changes). A higher	 value
	      means  that  changes on the server take longer to	be noticed but
	      it can give better performance on	large directories,  especially
	      over  long  distances.  Default  is  1000ms  but	something like
	      10000ms (10 seconds) is probably more reasonable in many	cases.
	      (Note: only kernel 2.4.2 or later)

       The  variable  USER  may	 contain  the username of the person using the
       client. This information	is used	only if	the  protocol  level  is  high
       enough  to support session-level	passwords. The variable	can be used to
       set both	username and password by using the format username%password.

       The variable PASSWD may contain the password of the  person  using  the
       client.	This  information  is  used only if the	protocol level is high
       enough to support session-level passwords.

       The variable PASSWD_FILE	may contain the	pathname of a file to read the
       password	from. A	single line of input is	read and used as the password.

       Passwords and other options containing ,	can not	be handled.  For pass-
       words an	alternative way	of passing them	is in a	credentials file or in
       the PASSWD environment.

       The  credentials	file does not handle usernames or passwords with lead-
       ing space.

       One smbfs bug is	important enough to mention here, even if it is	a  bit

       o Mounts	 sometimes  stop  working.  This is usually caused by smbmount
	 terminating. Since smbfs needs	smbmount to reconnect when the	server
	 disconnects,  the mount will eventually go dead. An umount/mount nor-
	 mally fixes this. At least 2 ways to trigger this bug are known.

       Note that the typical response to a bug report is suggestion to try the
       latest  version	first.	So please try doing that first,	and always in-
       clude which versions you	use of relevant	software when  reporting  bugs
       (minimum: samba,	kernel,	distribution)

       Documentation/filesystems/smbfs.txt in the linux	kernel source tree may
       contain additional options and information.

       FreeBSD also has	a smbfs, but it	is not related to smbmount

       For Solaris, HP-UX and others you may want to look at  smbsh(1)	or  at
       other  solutions,  such	as sharity or perhaps replacing	the SMB	server
       with a NFS server.

       Volker Lendecke,	Andrew Tridgell, Michael H. Warfield and others.

       The current maintainer of smbfs and the userspace tools smbmount, smbu-
       mount,  and smbmnt is Urban Widmark <>.
       The SAMBA Mailing list <>  is	the  preferred
       place to	ask questions regarding	these programs.

       The  conversion	of  this manpage for Samba 2.2 was performed by	Gerald

			       19 November 2002			   SMBMOUNT(8)


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