LinuxQuestions.org
View the Most Wanted LQ Wiki articles.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Other *NIX Forums > *BSD
User Name
Password
*BSD This forum is for the discussion of all BSD variants.
FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD, etc.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 10-20-2006, 10:43 PM   #1
scott2004
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2004
Location: Toronto, Canada
Distribution: Debian, OpenBSD, SuSE, Ubuntu
Posts: 68

Rep: Reputation: 15
mounting SMB/CIFS shares from FreeBSD


Hi all,
I have a lazy question about FreeBSD's native ability to mount SMB/CIFS (e.g., Windows') network shares, namely, can it? OpenBSD comes with Sharity, a userland mounting utility, but as I understand it, it's a bit old (written for Windows NT, not 2000/2003) and it's userland, not kernel based. Linux comes with smbfs/cifs which works very well for me, but I also love the simplicity, quality and stability of OpenBSD, so I'm curious about FreeBSD's interoperability with Windows' net shares. I am required, unfortunately, to interoperate with a Windows file server :-(

Here's the rationale: I use my OpenBSD and Linux boxes to do an on-site nightly backup of a Windows server, so it helps to be able to mount the Windows' shares and rsync them. I can do this with Linux and then rsync between BSD and Linux using ssh and shared keys, but being able to mount the SMB shared directly in *BSD would be even better because then I'd have a fall-back in case the Linux machine or mounts failed for whatever reason.

Thanks in advance for your help.

Scott
 
Old 10-21-2006, 03:35 AM   #2
reddazz
Guru
 
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: N. E. England
Distribution: Fedora, CentOS, Debian
Posts: 16,298

Rep: Reputation: 73
This article may help you out.
 
Old 10-21-2006, 12:09 PM   #3
scott2004
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2004
Location: Toronto, Canada
Distribution: Debian, OpenBSD, SuSE, Ubuntu
Posts: 68

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
brilliant - thank you

Looks like this is exactly what I need.

thanks,
Scott
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
mounting smb shares towel401 Linux - Networking 4 10-31-2005 06:59 PM
Mounting smb shares john8675309 Linux - Software 3 09-25-2005 09:54 PM
mounting smb shares in Suse 9.2 BlankFrank Suse/Novell 6 01-23-2005 05:32 PM
mounting smb shares Snerkel Linux - Hardware 6 07-29-2004 01:17 AM
Problem mounting SMB shares... Camasii Linux - Networking 2 12-13-2003 11:31 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:45 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration