Samba is a re-implementation of the SMB/CIFS networking protocol, an MS Windows alternative to NFS.
You need to activate the following kernel options:
If you don't really want the full samba package, you can install only the net-fs/cifs-utils package:
When your client is fully configured, you can access the shares like this:
Create the mount point
Mount the exported folders
If you want to automatically mount your shares on every boot, then edit your fstab to look like this:
The following problems may pop up when trying to mount your shiny new CIFS shares:
Cannot resolve <server-name>
And more specifically, the actual error looks like this
This can easily be fixed by editing /etc/nsswitch and appending wins next to hosts entry
If this does not work, you can use the NFS server's IP address instead of the O2-Foobar hostname. You can use the nmblookup utility (provided by net-fs/samba) to find out the IP address of an NFS host
In case your system fails to shutdown or reboot properly, then you need to make sure you umount the cifs shares before udev tries to stop.
The easy way is to create a local.d script: