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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=val‐
       ue  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/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 variablePASSWD is used. If it can find  no  password
	      smbmount will prompt for a passeword, unless the guest option is

	      Note that passwords which contain the argument 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.

       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 de‐
	      fault 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(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. Ex‐
	      ample value cp850. (Note: only kernel 2.4.0 or later)

	      sets how long a directory listing is cached in milliseconds (al‐
	      so 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,	 espe‐
	      cially 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

       ·  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 pre‐
       ferred 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.


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