CIFS UNIX Extensions.

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Wed Jan 9 16:20:07 GMT 2002

Jeremy Allison wrote:
> I'm getting ready to add the CIFS UNIX extensions - this is code that
> has been in HP's CIFS/9000 product and is designed to give (almost)
> full UNIX -> UNIX semantics to CIFS (fcntl locking is still missing
> I'm afraid).
> Please take a look w.r.t. using these extensions in Linux smbfs,
> as it might make the job of smbfs much easier.
> Jeremy.

This is excellent news!

I've been wanting to add Unix clients to my network, but wasn't feeling
spectacular about deploying NFS...  I'm particularly interested becouse
I can do kerberos authenticaion over SMB (though not yet with smbfs...).

Andrew Bartlett

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