On Thu, 25 Jun 2009 20:33:12 +0200, Zbigniew Szalbot <z.szal...@lcwords.com> 
> Hello,
> I am trying to figure out how to mount a network NTFS drive 
> (\backups) on a FreeBSD system.
> Can you point me to the appropriate documentation? The Handbook mentions 
> the mount command but I am not sure I can do it using mount? Or can I?
> http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/mount-unmount.html
> Thank you very much in advance!

Because "Windows" does not conform to standards, you have to use
mount_smbfs. As far as I understood, it doesn't even matter which
file system is on the "Windows" disk.

I will give an example.

First, set up those in your /etc/fstab (makes things more easy):

        //administra...@ntws2kxx/a$ /smb/a smbfs rw,noauto 0 0
        //administra...@ntws2kxx/c$ /smb/c smbfs rw,noauto 0 0
        //administra...@ntws2kxx/d$ /smb/d smbfs rw,noauto 0 0
        //administra...@ntws2kxx/e$ /smb/e smbfs rw,noauto 0 0
        //administra...@ntws2kxx/f$ /smb/f smbfs rw,noauto 0 0

Then, make /etc/nsmb.conf look like this:


You can then simply issue

        # mount /smb/c

You can check out manpages for:

Then, I'm sure, how you can add a directory name as you mentioned
above (\backups). I think that's possible, too.

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Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
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