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       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.


               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/workgroup%password" to allow the password and workgroup to
              be specified 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
              passwordsmbmount will prompt for a passeword, unless  the  guest
              option is given.

              Note   that  passwords  which  contain  the  argument  delimiter
              character (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.

       krb    Use kerberos (Active Directory).

              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 445, fallback is

              sets the file mask. This determines the permissions that  remote
              files have in the local filesystem. This is not a umask, but the
              actual permissions for the files. The default is  based  on  the
              current umask.

              Sets  the  directory  mask. This determines the permissions that
              remote directories have in the local filesystem. This is  not  a
              umask,  but  the  actual  permissions  for  the directories. The
              default is based on the current umask.

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

              Sets the destination host or IP address.

              Sets the workgroup on the destination

              Sets the TCP socket options. See the smb.conf(5)  socket options

              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.
              Example value cp850. (Note: only kernel 2.4.0 or later)

              sets  how  long  a  directory  listing is cached in milliseconds
              (also affects 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.


       File systems that have been mounted using the smbmount can be unmounted
       using the smbumount or the UNIX systemumount command.


       Passwords  and  other  options  containing  ,  can  not be handled. For
       passwords 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
       leading space.

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

       ·  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
          normally 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
       include 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,
       smbumount, 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
       Carter. The conversion to DocBook XML 4.2 for Samba  3.0  was  done  by
       Alexander Bokovoy.