I was playing around with Samba and CIFS mounts last night.
I needed to mount a directory on my openSUSE 10.2 box to my samba server where all my mp3 are stored. Since smbfs will be dropped soon I decided to go with CIFS. Note, smbfs will depreciated starting with kernel version 2.6.20.
There are 2 ways to mount, examples below.
The first method shown below is normally used for temporary mounts. Mounts will be discarded upon reboot or execution of the umount command.
mount -t cifs -o rw,guest,noperm //10.0.0.200/Mp3 /mnt/mp3 umount
/mnt/mp3 (this will unmount)<br />
If you are looking for a permanent mount, you will need to add the following line into your /etc/fstab file.
//10.0.0.200/Mp3 /mnt/mp3 cifs rw,guest,noperm
Options I used for my mounts,
rw - read write access. My shares are public so everyone has read/write access.
guest - no password prompt.
noperm - client does not perform permission checks. Needed if uid and gid are not the same on client and server.