Solaris / OpenSolaris Mount Windows Shared (CIFS)

by on January 1, 2009 · 2 comments· LAST UPDATED November 1, 2009

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How do I mount a CIFS Windows share under Solaris / OpenSolaris UNIX operating systems?

Simply use the following commands to mount a CIFS share.

Task: Turn on Samba Client Service

svcadm enable network/smb/client

Task: Mount a Share

Type the following command to mount a CIFS shared called data from server called fileserver on the /data:
# mkdir /data
# mount -F smbfs //fileserver/sales /sales
# ls -l /sales
# cp /sales/copy/file /to/dest
# df

To view all available sharename, enter:
smbutil view //fileserver
smbutil view //windows2003

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1 Hau Nguyen March 20, 2011 at 6:56 am

I would like to get help: How can I mount CIFS share to my Sparc SUNOS server?
My SUNOS version 5.10 running on SPARC server.
Thanks in advance.

HN.

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2 Stu September 22, 2011 at 5:59 pm

This doesn’t work for Solaris 10. The smb service doesn’t exist:

$ svcs | grep smb
$
$ svcs | grep client
online Jul_29 svc:/network/nfs/client:default

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