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Smbmount is used to mount a remote network drive using SMB protocol. SMB has advantages over its competitor NFS, e.g. you can access SMB shares from Windows.

It is used by the mount command when it is called with the -t smbfs option.

Use smbclient -L to display all shares that can be mounted from

To set up your own SMB server, you can use swat or webmin.

In more recent distibutions, smbmount has been replaced with mount.cifs.


smbmount //winhost/backup /mnt/backup -o username=Administrator

See also