Smbmount broken?

Vance Lankhaar vance at
Mon Dec 17 19:55:04 GMT 2001

>If you had looked at /proc/mounts instead of /etc/mtab (through 'mount')
>you would have seen that smbfs was not actually mounted.

Actually, I had noticed that, but since I didn't really have any experience 
with smbmount previous to this, I assumed it was normal. And besides, I had 
already sent the message off when I noticed, and my internet connection was 
down for the night :)

>Patch at the end of this email. Let me know if it works so I can get it

Works beautifully! Thank you so much!

>Note that the current HEAD version of the smbd server is being nasty. I
>negotiate non-unicode but it still sends unicode replies (verified through
>tcpdump). So it won't work to run smbfs vs such a server.
>After fixing this I am unable to repeat the disappearing directory
>problem (never tested before). But I don't think I fixed anything related
>to that.

It didn't happen to me either, once I applied your patch. 

Thanks for you help,


Vance Lankhaar
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