[Samba] How do users access shares?

Robert Marcano robert at marcanoonline.com
Mon Nov 8 17:10:35 UTC 2021

On 11/8/21 11:40 AM, Rob Campbell via samba wrote:
> I am able to smbclient //host/share -U redhat -c 'ls' and view the files
> but how do I mount that [as a user]?  All links I find say I need to put it
> in /etc/fstab.  If I do that, won't everyone have access?  I don't want
> that.  You know how you would 'net use' to map in Windows, is this not
> possible in Linux?

Whe you mount a share on Linux, you are using another client that is 
part of the kernel, not smbclient that is a user space implementation.


mount -t cifs -o username=redhat //host/share /mnt/target_dir

You will need to have installed the mount.cifs utility. Read the manual 
page of that command if you want to automate more parameters like the 

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