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Old 01-16-2020
Mounting a samba share


I need to mount a directory from a Windows server to a CentOS box.
The Windows server used is Windows Server 2003, and the path to the directory that I want to mount on CentOS is


I am not sure of the correct way to mount this on CentOS, as most of the articles/documents I read on mounting a CIFS share shows that this is the syntax :

//server_name/share_name  /mnt  cifs  credentials=/root/smb.cred  0 0

So is this the correct way to put the entry in /etc/fstab :

//     /mnt        cifs        credentials=/root/smb.cred      0 0

OR just like this :

//           /mnt          cifs      credentials=/root/smb.cred      0 0


Last edited by anaigini45; 01-16-2020 at 03:12 AM..
# 2  
Old 01-16-2020
Why not to mount from the Linux command line and see what happens?

Then, you will know....

Please post back what you learned.

PS: You might also consider search the forums and reading the many discussions here ofter the years on samba.
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Old 01-16-2020
use the mount command

I've been able to mount a Windows or Mac SMB share on centos linux with something like this:

mount -t cifs -o user=foo,vers=2.0 // /media/smb

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