I was recently looking for a way to mount samba/windows shares into a linux filesystem with out the nessecity for root access.

The obvious route was something in the realm of FUSE, so initial google searches for "Fuse Samba" yielded results mostly pertaining to FuseSMB, so i gave it a try.   It was ok, sort of.   After installing and configuring, i ran "fusesmb <dir>" to get things going, and under the <dir> specified i found a directory for some of the network devices with smb available, and under the directories that did show i found the available shares.   HOWEVER, for some reason unknown, FuseSMB didn't seem to want to find Windows 7 devices or shares at all !

After a bit more googling i found SMBNetFS, which is very similar to FuseSMB, it's set up in a similar manner, with slightly different configs.   But after setting up and running SMBNetFS, all devices and shares were found, and were accessible !

SMBNetFS for me seems to be the hands down winner if you're looking for user space mounting of samba/windows shares.

Wednesday 19 December 2012 at 12:14 pm | | Linux

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