Solaris / OpenSolaris Mount Windows Shared (CIFS)

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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

Posted by: Vivek Gite

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  1. 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.

  2. 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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