smbmount, smbumount and smbmnt

Ulf Bertilsson ulf.bertilsson at
Wed May 1 03:19:02 GMT 2002

> Hi,
>  I am deploying samba for an embedded system. The requirement 
> is that the
> system should be able to mount windows share points. I 
> believe "smbmount,
> smbumount and smbmnt" components are needed to do the same. I 
> am not very
> clear about smbmnt though!
>  I find that smbmount, smbumount and smbmnt are all quite 
> huge. Around 300
> to 400Kb each.
>  I understand that Samba is capable of doing complex things. 
> However if all
> i need is the ability to mount and unmount share points do i 
> need this big a
> smbmount, smbumount and smbmnt?
>  Also whenever i choose SMB_FS support in the Kernel 
> configuration, i am
> forced to choose the NLS. Do i really need it? How can i do 
> without it? Also
> the smbmount demands codepage.850, codepage-def.850, unicode_map.850,
> unicode_map.ISO8859-1 files. I have not provided the same in 
> my embedded
> development environment. Funnily, although it complains that 
> the above files
> were not found, it works fine! What does this mean? What are its
> implications? Can i do without these too?
>  My target is MIPS running on Linux. I could not compile 
> Samba for MIPS
> directly. However after some jugglery i changed my Makefile 
> and it compiled
> me smbmount, smbumount and smbmnt. Now smb works on my target 
> system too.
> However the file size is huge [801, 815 and 797 Kb]. How can 
> i reduce this?
>  Any help regarding the same would he great.
>  Thanks a lot in advance.

I belive the Amiga version is under 100kb exe.
It also have wrapper to take care of POSIX calls.

Could be useful ?


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