How To: Mount a cifs share manually
Brief guide on how to mount a cifs share manually as a one off mounting.
# mkdir /mnt/windows-share # mount -t cifs //server-name/share-name /mnt/windows-share -o username=shareuser,password=sharepassword
Alternatively username and password can be replaced by a lovely insecure .windowsserver file in:
/home/user/ containing 2 lines: user= and password=.
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Andy has been in IT support in the academic industry for over 7 years now, with an in-depth knowledge of both Windows and Unix based systems.