use smbclient to connect to CIFS share from linux

To connect to a Windows network drive, or CIFS share, you can use a simple Linux utility called smbclient. This is much faster than trying to map a network drive through Windows. You can use this simple tool to test that the file server is working correctly.

# smbclient --user="DOMAIN\fordodone" //
Enter DOMAIN\fordodone's password:
Domain=[DOMAIN] OS=[Windows 5.0] Server=[Windows 2000 LAN Manager]
smb: \> 

You can use commands like cd, ls, cp, etc. to interact with the share (similar to FTP).

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