On occasion I use a SSH tunnel for VPN access to my Samba shares when I'm offsite. This allows me to quickly and...
securely access my data. # ssh -N -f -L
# mount -t smbfs -o port=<your chosen local port>,ip=127.0.0.1,username=<samba account>,password=<account password> //localhost/<desired samba share> <target mount directory>