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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