good smb client implementation by using the kernel

Ulf Bertilsson ulf.bertilsson at
Wed Oct 11 11:04:37 GMT 2000

> > Would it be possible to supply smb 
> browsing/listing/reading/writing by using 
> > a sort of userfs (kernelspace) and a daemon taking care of 
> the actual 
> > filesystem stuff (userspace). It would allow users to just 
> cd /smb/workgroup 
> > ; ls ; cd computer ; ls ; cd share ... etc.
> > 
> > Can this be done ?
> On linux:
> smbfs can do (most of) the listing/reading/writing bit.
> the browsing should be possible to do with autofs. It is 
> possible to feed
> the output of a program to autofs, so a program that searches for
> available computers and generates an autofs map from that. Or 
> something.
> This has come up before, there is an archive of the autofs mailinglist
> somewhere. There should be some more details there.
> But this is very linux specific.

On AmigaOS:

We have a custom filesystem handler that
is configured with custom mountlist settings.

I have some docs about it here:

Shares can now be mounted as drives.
You can even try run defrag on it ;)

Also, I have varius scripts that will use output
from smbclient -L to create an virtual "network Neigborhood" thing.

/browse.dat could be used for this ?


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