cifsmount, cifsumount - mount and unmount CIFS filesystems
[options] //server/share mount_point
[options] server:/share mount_point
and are part of the software bundle. For detailed information, refer
to the HP CIFS Client Administrator's Guide and Release Notes, avail‐
able at http://docs.hp.com.
maps mount_point--the absolute path of an existing directory on the HP-
UX host--to the directory share on server. Users on the local host who
authenticate themselves to server (see cifslogin(1)) may then access
the remote share at the local mount_point. The server-share pair are
referred to as a "mounted object".
terminates the mapping between mount_point and share.
Most of the functionality provided by these commands is also available
through the CIFS filesystem-specific options to mount(1M) and
umount(1M); see mount_cifs(1M). Only users with root privilege can
mount or unmount CIFS filesystems. Root users with accounts on server
can mount and login in a single step by specifying the or options (see
CIFS mounts can be displayed by any user with the commands cifslist(1),
mount(1M), and bdf(1M).
recognizes the following options:
Mount remote filesystem as read-only.
Use only this ipaddress to establish the TCP connection to
server. This option causes the CIFS Client to
bypass all name-resolution procedures for this
mount request, and supersedes any corresponding
setting of the parameter ipAddress in the config‐
Login to server as username. If this option is not used,
but is specified, the CIFS Client transmits the
user's HP-UX login name as the remote account
Use this password to login to server. If this option and
are not used, but is specified, prompts the user
for password. The option should be used only if
necessary, because command-line parameters may
appear in the output of ps(1). This option pro‐
vides the possibility of passing a dynamically-
generated password to the server.
For a login request, this option specifies to
server that the user should be authenticated in
the given CIFS domain. This argument overrides
any domain setting in the configuration file.
Do not prompt for
password. This option may be used if the user
does not have a password, or to force "auto-
login" for this request (see the Administrator's
Guide for detailed information on auto-login
methods available with the CIFS Client).
Read password from stdin (implies This option may be
useful when using from a shell script or another
program. The option is insecure for this purpose,
because ps(1) can show command-line parameters of
Transmit password unencrypted. This is a security risk
and should be used only if the server does not
allow password encryption.
Store the mounted object, the
mount_point, and other pertinent data in the
mount database, such that the mount will be auto‐
matically established whenever the CIFS Client is
If login credentials are specified with
and the login succeeds, store the server name and
the user's login credentials in the user data‐
base, such that the user's future logins to
server can be established automatically (without
invoking when the user attempts to access the
local directory at which a share on the server
has been mounted.
Saving mounts and logins can be useful, for exam‐
ple, for automounting, and for running programs
via cron(1M) that cannot ask the user for a pass‐
The CIFS Client does not store unencrypted pass‐
words in the user database; this option cannot be
used for servers that do not support password
See cifsdb(1M) for more information on storing
CIFS Client mounts and logins.
recognizes the following options:
Unmount all CIFS filesystems.
Force; do not send requests to the server (useful if
server is down).
The following options are recognized by both
Show short help.
Show version information.
Mount the share on the server at the local mountpoint in mode:
Mount the share on the server at the local mountpoint and login to
using the remote-account name such that prompts for password:
Umount the object mounted at
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CIFS Client mount database
CIFS Client user database
CIFS Client configuration file
SEE ALSOcifsdb(1M), cifslist(1), cifslogin(1), mount_cifs(1M).