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NSMB.CONF(5)		    BSD File Formats Manual		  NSMB.CONF(5)

     nsmb.conf — configuration file for SMB requests

     The nsmb.conf file contains information about the computers, users, and
     shares or mount points for the SMB network protocol.

     The configuration hierarchy is made up of several sections, each section
     containing a few or several lines of parameters and their assigned val‐
     ues.  Each of these sections must begin with a section name enclosed
     within square brackets, similar to:


     The end of each section is marked by either the start of a new section,
     or by the abrupt ending of the file, commonly referred to as the EOF.
     Each section may contain zero or more parameters such as:


     where key represents a parameter name, and value would be the parameter's
     assigned value.

     The SMB library uses the following information for section names:

     A)	     [default]
     B)	     [SERVER]
     C)	     [SERVER:USER]
     D)	     [SERVER:USER:SHARE]

     Possible keywords may include:

     Keyword	    Section    Comment
		    A B C D
     addr	    - + - -    IP or IPX address of SMB server
     charsets	    - + + +    local:remote charset pair
     nbns	    + + - -    address of NetBIOS name server (WINS)
     nbscope	    + + - -    NetBIOS scope
     nbtimeout	    + + - -    timeout for NetBIOS name servers
     password	    - - + +    plain text or simple encrypted password used to
			       access the given share
     retry_count    + + - -    number of retries before connection is marked
			       as broken
     timeout	    + + - -    SMB request timeout
     workgroup	    + + + +    workgroup name

     /etc/nsmb.conf  The default remote mount-point configuration file.

     ~/nsmb.conf     The user specific remote mount-point configuration file.

     What follows is a sample configuration file which may, or may not match
     your environment:

	   # Configuration file for example.com
	   # The 'FSERVER' is an NT server.
	   # User specific data for FSERVER

     All lines which begin with the ‘#’ character are comments and will not be
     parsed.  The “default” section describes the default workgroup or domain,
     in this case “SALES”.  The next section depicted here as “FSERVER”,
     defines a server section and then assigns it a charset which is only
     required when Cyrillic characters are not used.  The hostname value,
     “fserv.example.com”, is also assigned in this section.  “FSERVER:USER”,
     defines the user settings and is useful for saving the password used dur‐
     ing a specific connection.	 The password may be plaintext or obfuscated
     using simple encryption.  The simple encrypted password starts with the
     `$$1' symbols.  Warning: the encryption function is very weak and
     intended only to hide clear text passwords.  If the use of simple encryp‐
     tion is desired, the following command may be used on a password:

	   smbutil crypt

     At the time of this writing, the IPX protocol remains unsupported.
     Future FreeBSD releases are expected to support this.

     smbutil(1), mount_smbfs(8)

     This manual page was written by Sergey Osokin ⟨osa@FreeBSD.org⟩ and Tom
     Rhodes ⟨trhodes@FreeBSD.org⟩.

BSD			       October 19, 2010				   BSD

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