Using '@' in user name with "mount_smbfs"

Jerry jerry at
Tue Oct 22 18:27:38 UTC 2019

On Tue, 22 Oct 2019 17:02:25 +0200, Polytropon commented:
>On Tue, 22 Oct 2019 09:43:01 -0400, Jerry wrote:
>> I am stumped as to how I can accomplish using a user name with an '@'
>> in it with the "mount_smbfs" command/
>> Assuming a user name of: user at, how would I get it accepted
>> by the mount_smbfs command.
>> /usr/sbin/mount_smbfs -N -f 0644 -U me -W WORKGROUP
>> //user at $HOME/Win-Pictures
>> I have tried both single and double quotation marks, but that fails.
>Did you try using /etc/nsbm.conf for worgroup, username, and PC name
>instead of providing it directly on the command line? If I remember
>correctly, something like this (not tested!) should work:
>	[WIN-PC:user at]
>	password=12345
>The format is <server>:<user>:<share>, with the last two entries
>being optional. See "man 5 nsmb.conf" as well as the comment header
>of /etc/nsmb.conf for details.
>You can then use:
>	mount_smbfs <more options> //WIN-PC/Share $HOME/Win-Pictures
>Similarly, you can use a rule derived from this command in /etc/fstab
>in case you need this mount command more than once.
>Memory fragment from long time ago... ;-)
>PS. Common suggestion is to use "" (instead of "")
>    as a placeholder.

That isn't working either. I found a post on Google that stated it will
never work due to a bug in the program. In any case, I have found a

-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: not available
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 488 bytes
Desc: OpenPGP digital signature
URL: <>

More information about the freebsd-questions mailing list