SSH tunnel for remote Samba server access

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 <some unused local port above 1024>:<remote ip or dns name>:139 <ssh username>@<remote ip or dns>

# mount -t smbfs -o port=<your chosen local port>,ip=,username=<samba account>,password=<account password> //localhost/<desired samba share> <target mount directory>

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This was first published in March 2004

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