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How to Mount Samba Share on CentOS/Fedora/Redhat?

In this article I will show how you can mount samaba shared directory on your CentOs/Fedora/Redhat system. The step by step guide for the mounting of remote samba share on CentOs/Fedora/Redhat system. Also enables to automount shared drive even after system reboot.

Mount Samba Share On CentOs/Fedora/Redhat

Follow the below steps:

1. First of all install cifs-utils package on your system. Than run the below command on the terminal for the installation.

# yum install cifs-utils

2. After installing package now create a directory to mount the share drive.

# mkdir /media/share

3. Next create a credentials file to your system. Make this as a hidden file using dot (.) for security purpose. It’s good to create it in your home directory.

# vim ~/.smb

Set the samba username and password to above file.


4. Now edit the /etc/fstab file which is responsible to automount any filesystem during system boot. So this is the best place to automount directory.

# vim /etc/fstab

Add the line at end of the file as follows. Change values as per yours.

// /media/share cifs credentials=/home/user/.smb,users,rw,iocharset=utf8,sec=ntlm 0 0

Run the below command after adding the above line in /etc/fstab file to mount the share.

# mount -a
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