SMB (Server Message Block) Share

SMB (Server Message Block), commonly referred to as Samba service, was formerly called CIFS (Common Internet File System).

SMB protocol, called shares, allows the mounting of files/directors on the remote host to be shared to the local device on LAN (Local Area Network).

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sudo apt install cifs-utils

directory to mount the shared drive: sudo mkdir /<local dir>

Create and open file (the dot makes the file hidden): sudo nano /root/.<filename>

Contents of the opened file:


Make the file ONLY accessible and readable by the root account: sudo chmod 400 /root/.<filename>

mount shared directory on remote device to local device, executed locally: sudo mount -t cifs -o rw,vers=3.0, credentials=/root/.<filename> //<remote ip>/<remote dir> <local dir>