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NSMB(4) 						   BSD Kernel Interfaces Manual 						   NSMB(4)

nsmb -- kernel SMB protocol communicator SYNOPSIS
pseudo-device nsmb DESCRIPTION
This virtual device is used by SMBFS filesystem for actual communication with SMB servers. It provides the physical transportation, encapsu- lating the networking part of SMBFS. Only SMB over TCP/IP is supported at this moment, SMB over NetBIOS is not supported. For the SMBFS kernel support to work, it's necessary to have both this pseudo-device and file-system SMBFS configured into kernel. SEE ALSO
mount_smbfs(8) HISTORY
This driver first appeared in FreeBSD 4.4. In NetBSD, this first appeared in NetBSD 2.0, together with rest of SMBFS support. AUTHORS
Boris Popov <>, <>. NetBSD port done by Matt Debergalis <> and Jaromir Dolecek <>. BSD
January 18, 2004 BSD

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MOUNT_SMBFS(8)						    BSD System Manager's Manual 					    MOUNT_SMBFS(8)

mount_smbfs -- mount a shared resource from an SMB file server SYNOPSIS
mount_smbfs [-N] [-o options] [-d mode] [-f mode] [-h] [-s] [-v] //[domain;][user[:password]@]server[/share] path DESCRIPTION
The mount_smbfs command mounts a share from a remote server using SMB/CIFS protocol. The options are as follows: -N Do not ask for a password. At run time, mount_smbfs reads the ~/Library/Preferences/nsmb.conf file for additional configuration parameters and a password. If no password is found, mount_smbfs prompts for it. -o Options passed to mount(2) are specified with the -o option followed by a comma separated string of options. See the mount(8) man page for possible options and their meanings. Additional options supported by the mount_smbfs are as follows: nobrowse Indicate to the Carbon subsystem that this volume is not to be displayed to the user. automounted Set flags on the mountpoint to indicate that the volume has been mounted by the automounter. nostreams Don't use NTFS Streams even if they are supported by the server. soft Make the mount soft. Fail file system calls after a number of seconds. nonotification Turn off using notifications for this volume. -f mode, -d mode Specify permissions that should be assigned to files and directories. The values must be specified as octal numbers. Default value for the file mode is taken from mount point, default value for the directory mode adds execute permission where the file mode gives read permission. Note that these permissions can differ from the rights granted by SMB server. -h Prints a help message, much like the SYNOPSIS above. -s Force a new session to be created to the server. -v Prints version. //[domain;][user[:password]@] server[/share] The mount_smbfs command will use server as the NetBIOS name of remote computer, user as the remote user name and share as the resource name on a remote server. Domain and/or password may be specified here. If user is omitted the logged in user id will be used. Omitting share is an error when mount_smbfs is run from the command line, otherwise a browsing dialogue is presented. path Path to mount point. FILES
nsmb.conf Keeps static parameters for connections and other information. See man nsmb.conf for details. EXAMPLES
This example shows the proper url to use to mount the share PUBLIC from the SMB server myserver : mkdir /smb/public mount -t smbfs //username:userpass@myserver/PUBLIC /smb/public This example shows the proper url to use to mount the share PUBLIC from the SMB server myserver as guest: mkdir /smb/public mount -t smbfs //guest:@myserver/PUBLIC /smb/public Note: You should always use the system mount command and never call mount_smbfs directly. SEE ALSO
mount(2), nsmb.conf(5), mount(8), umount(8) BUGS
Please report bugs to Apple. AUTHORS
Boris Popov <>, <> FreeBSD March 10, 2000 FreeBSD
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