On Linux, the smbfs filesystem can be used to mount SMB shares onto the Linux filesystem in a manner similar to mounting disk partitions on NFS filesystems. The result is so transparent that users on the Linux system might never be aware that they are accessing files through a Windows or Samba server. Files and directories appear as any other files or directories on the local Linux system, although there are a few differences in behavior relating to ownership and permissions.
Although smbfs is based on the Samba code, it is not itself part of the Samba distribution. Instead, it is included with Linux as a standard part of the Linux filesystem support.
The smbmount and
programs are part of the Samba
distribution and are needed on the client to mount smbfs filesystems.
Samba must be compiled with the
configure option to make sure these programs are compiled. They refer
smb.conf for information they need regarding
the local system and network configuration, so you will need a
file on the system, even if it is not acting as a Samba server.
The smbmount command is used to mount an smbfs filesystem into the Linux filesystem. The basic usage is:
Share-UNC with the UNC for the SMB
mount-point with the full path
to the directory in the Linux filesystem to use as the mount point.
options argument is used to set the exact manner in which ...