So to create an alias to an SMB share on your Mac desktop:
First use Finder -> Go -> Connect to Server…
Enter a location such as: smb://server/share
Then use Finder -> Preferences… -> Show: Connected servers
The SMB mount should now be visible on the desktop. Right-click the share on the desktop and choose ‘Make Alias’. Then take connected servers out of your Finder preferences and rename the desktop alias probably as the name of the share.
Configuring an SMB mount from my Linux box to my Windows box. This was helpful.
# apt-get install cifs-utils
Then create your credentials file:
# cat > /root/amanda.smbpass <<EOF
Then edit /etc/fstab and add:
//amanda.jj5.net/Users /media/amanda cifs defaults,noauto,credentials=/root/amanda.smbpass 0 2
Then create /etc/network/if-up.d/mount-amanda like this:
And make sure it’s executable:
# chmod +x /etc/network/if-up.d/mount-amanda
Mounting can also be done from the command-line:
# mount -t cifs -o username=jj5,password=SECRET //amanda.jj5.net/Users /media/amanda