Solaris / OpenSolaris Mount Windows Shared (CIFS)

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

Simply use the following commands to mount a CIFS share.

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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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2 comments… add one
  • Hau Nguyen Mar 20, 2011 @ 6:56

    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.

  • Stu Sep 22, 2011 @ 17:59

    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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