Mount command...again

yussef yussef at
Thu Jun 5 18:32:49 PDT 2003

this isnt a a direct solution, but have you considered using nfs
instead? it seems to be the better tool between unix systems.


On Thu, 05
Jun 2003 14:45:04-0800(AKDT) jonr at wrote:

> Ok, here is what I am trying to do. I am trying to mount a samba
> served directory on a remote system onto my local system. Both servers
> are running freebsd4.8. I want to mount the remote directory with the
> priveliges of the remote owner of the directory onto my local system.
> In Linux I can do it this way:
> mount -t smbfs -o username=<loginname>,password=<passwdtoshare>,
> uid=jonr,gid=jonr //sambaserver/<share> /path/to/mount/point
> This will send my username and password then mount the share with the
> remote users uid and gid.
> Is there a way to do this on FreeBSD? I have been reading the man
> pages for mount and mount_smbfs and can't find out how to do this.
> -- 
> Jon Reynolds <jonr at>
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