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" //10.107.0.101/share_name 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).