Mount command...again

Bruce Cran bruce at
Mon Jun 9 11:05:08 PDT 2003

On Thu, Jun 05, 2003 at 02:45:04PM -0800, 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>

Have you tried

mount_smbfs -u uid -g gid //<loginname>@sambaserver/<share> /mountpoint

where uid and gid is the user/group whom you want the files to be accessible
by.   This works on my -current system.

Bruce Cran

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