sudo apt-get install cifs-utils
On older systems:
sudo apt-get install smbfs
Mounting unprotected (guest) network folders
First, let’s create the mount directory. You will need a separate directory for each mount.
sudo mkdir /media/windowsshare
Then edit your /etc/fstab file (with root privileges) to add this line:
//servername/sharename /media/windowsshare cifs guest,uid=1000,iocharset=utf8 0 0
guest indicates you don’t need a password to access the share,
uid=1000 makes the Linux user specified by the id the owner of the mounted share, allowing them to rename files,
iocharset=utf8 allows access to files with names in non-English languages. This doesn’t work with shares of devices like the Buffalo Tera Station, or Windows machines that export their shares using ISO8895-15.
After you add the entry to /etc/fstab type:
sudo mount -a
This will (re)mount all entries listed in /etc/fstab.