The shares need to mounted on your filesystem. You use the mount
command, and use either filesystem type 'cifs' or 'smbfs'. Mounting a share will make it appear as if it is part of the local filesystem, and when given the appropriate owner, group, and permission levels will make it accessible to applications. This is somewhat analogous to mapping a shared filesystem to a drive letter in Windows.
mount -t smbfs -o uid=shareOwner,gid=shareGroupOwner,username=remoteUserName,rw,fmask=0777,dmask=0777 //servername/sharename /mount/point
The parts in red should be replaced by values appropriate to your local setup. There is a tool smb4k
, which may be useful in getting this done for you.
When you have it set up in a way that you want it, it can be put into /etc/fstab
, so the mounting will occur automatically after booting.
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