SMBNetFS is an open source, portable and totally free command-line software, a non-interactive daemon that implements a network filesystem on any GNU/Linux or UNIX-like operating systems, allowing users to easily access Samba and Microsoft network shares.
Features at a glance
Key features include support for user-defined workgroups, hosts and links, support for national characters, non-interactive daemon that runs entirely in the background and starts at boot time, as well as multi-threaded by design, allowing for simultaneous access to a file or share.
With SMBNetFS, you will be able to use any Microsoft/Samba network that exists on your LAN (Local Area Network), just like any other regular UNIX filesystem. It dynamically creates workgroup, computer and share entries, and supports Microsoft Windows domains.
Getting started with SMBNetFS
Being a non-interactive daemon, means that SMBNetFS features no graphical interface. It can be easily installed on any GNU/Linux or FreeBSD operating system, simply by grabbing the latest source code from Softpedia, save the archive on your computer, unpack its contents and open a terminal emulator.
Using the ‘cd’ command, navigate to the location where the archive files have been extracted, and execute the ‘./configure && make’ command to optimize/configure and compile the program. Then, run the ‘make install’ command with root privileges to install it system wide.
After installation, you can view the program’s command-line options by running the ‘smbnetfs --help’ command in a terminal emulator. It includes a wide variety of commands, such as support for to set the character encoding, enable or disable usage of the GNOME Keyring software, set the maximum size of read/write block in Kb, set the period of time to scan the network, set the interval for the scheduler, as well as to set the maximum number of retries before fail.