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SubjectRe: smbfs in 2.1.x
Hi Dave,

David Woodhouse <> wrote:

> I was asked earlier this evening about smbfs in recent 2.1 kernels, and my
> response was basically "RTFM".
> However, I don't think I was being fair. It seems that nobody's actually
> _written_ the proverbial FM yet :(
> Would someone like to rewrite Documentation/filesystems/smbfs.txt and add the
> 'latest version required' entry in Documentation/Changes?

As far as I know Documentation/filesystems/smbfs.txt is up to date. It
says that the smbfs utilities needed are part of the samba package (>
1.9.18). It also documents the switches that can be passed to the
mount command of smbmount and discusses the problems with Windows 95

Documentation/Changes does not mention anything about smbfs and that
can be worked out, as you say.

> While you're at it, tell me what needs doing, and I'll put together some RPMS
> if there aren't any already.

I've put together a Debian package for these smbfs utilities. It's
called smbfsx since package smbfs has the userland utilities for 2.0.x
kernels. The package is part of the upcoming Debian 2.0 (Hamm)

> I originally left smbfs alone because I wasn't using it at the time, but I
> think the time has come for it to be tidied up.

I don't have any problems with smbfs and Windows NT. However, last
time I checked (about a month or so) smbfs was not working properly
with Windows 95 boxes. I'll check it out again.

Bye for now.



Eloy A. Paris
Information Technology Department
Rockwell Automation Venezuela
Telephone: +58-2-9432311 Fax: +58-2-9431645

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