1. Building =========== Copy config.in file to the config.local and edit it for your needs. Build process requires kernel sources in order to compile KLD module. If you want to use encrypted passwords you'll need an src/sys/crypto directory (sys-crypto cvsup collection) because encryption process involves DES algorithm. Note for FreeBSD-current: it have kernel module sources in the base tree and requires options LIBMCHAIN and LIBICONV included in the kernel config file. smbfs can be either compiled in the kernel or loaded as module. If FreeBSD machine and SMB server uses different character sets you may consider install ports/converters/iconv package (version 2.0 required). Type 'make' to compile. If you're running any previous version of smbfs, unmount all mounted shares and unload an old module via 'kldunload smbfs' command. 2. Installing ============= 'make install' command will copy compiled binaries to /usr/local/bin directory and KLD module into /modules directory. If you're running smbfs for the first time, it is also necessary to run 'make makedev' command in order to create /dev/nsmb0 device. 3. Configuring ============== KLD module can be loaded either manually: kldload smbfs.ko or via loader.conf(5) file: smbfs_load="YES" However it is not strictly necessary because mount_smbfs(8) command will load it automatically. Copy ./examples/dot.nsmbrc file into your home directory with ./.nsmbrc name and edit it for your needs. 4. Running ========== Please read mount_smbfs man page to get overview of command options. Here is a quick example: mount_smbfs -I hostname //bp@myserver/myshare /mnt If something goes wrong, please try to find a problem and, if it is a bug send me detailed description or patch. Before complaining about a bug, please check the same operations with smbclient program included in the Samba package. 5. Deinstalling =============== All files can be completly removed by typing 'make deinstall' in the working directory.