Access remote share from Linux terminal

3 08 2013

Here are some smart commands in order to access remote shares (Samba or Windows) from Linux command line.

1) using smbclient:
smbclient -U myuser //server/share

2) mounting the share:
mkdir /mnt/folder
mount -t smbfs -o username=myuser //server/share /mnt/folder

3) using smbmount:
apt-get install smbfs
mkdir /mnt/folder
smbmount //server/share /mnt/folder -o user=myuser

You’ll then be prompted for myuser password.

If you want to map the remote share on startup, edit:
nano /etc/fstab

then append (single line):
//server/share /mnt/folder smbfs
auto,gid=users,fmask=0664,dmask=0775,iocharset=iso8859-15, credentials=/etc/mycredentials 0 0

Be sure to create /etc/mycredentials file and write:
username = myuser
password = mypassword

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