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Old 04-13-2010, 02:30 PM   #1
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mounting samba shares?

A Google search suggests that I can modify /etc/fstab to permanently mount an SMB share but I don't want to permanently mount one. I just want to mount it this once while I'm on this network. When I go home I don't want my laptop trying to automount some non-existant SMB share.

Any ideas?

In Windows, what you'd do is this:

net use z: \\computername\path\to\directory
Old 04-13-2010, 02:31 PM   #2
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man mount
Old 04-13-2010, 02:40 PM   #3
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If you want to mount it manually, you can do this:
mount // /media/dir/on/local/machine
replace the IP with the IP of the machine you want to connect to, followed by the dir you want access to on the remote machine. then mount it somewhere in /media on the local machine.

it is way easier to just add it to /etc/fstab. it is automatically mounted while you are on that network. If it fails to mount, It wont cause you any problems.
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mount_smbfs -I -W your domain or workgroup //your login@server/share /mount point on your pc

This always seems to work


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