smbsh issues w/ samba-2.0.7

Jelmer Feenstra spark at
Fri Nov 3 16:53:53 GMT 2000

On Friday 03 November 2000 15:47, David Collier-Brown wrote:
> Jelmer Feenstra wrote:
> > How about a coda-like implementation of an smb filesystem ? A userspace
> > daemon would do all filesystem related stuff (reading, writing, listing)
> > and this daemon would be called from within the kernel (sort of userfs in
> > the kernel -> coda is actually a sort of  example of this)
> 	One of the big stumbling blocks is that the vendors
> 	(including Sun) don't document how to write add-on
> 	filesystems.  In part this is because the interfaces
> 	are subject to change.
> 	Sun's release of Solaris source (currently ovedue)
> 	should make tracking its changes easier, as well as
> 	discouraging unnecessary changes...

I don't really understand your point here. Are you pointing out that keeping 
the smb client library would be hard to keep up-to-date because of changing 
interfaces on sun's side ? How is this done in the current smbclient ?

I'm just proposing a different approach to browsing smb networks on linux 
systems. The way I described seems like a possible method of implementing 

Jelmer Feenstra

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