Microsoft DFS and the CIFS VFS

Urban Widmark urban at
Thu May 30 09:36:03 GMT 2002

On Thu, 30 May 2002, David W. Chapman Jr. wrote:

> That makes sense.  Currently we ship with something under GPL in our kernel
> so I think this has already been taken care of.  We do not charge for our
> sources and they are all readily available.  smbfs is distributed with
> FreeBSD and I believe that is under GPL.  I think this module would be in
> the ports system though and not distributed with freebsd in a release.

There is a smbfs implementation in BSD, but I believe it does not have any
connection to the GPL'ed Linux version, other than for some comments where
they have obviously compared what the code does (but that is allowed).

I think it was made for one BSD variant first and that it has been copied
to the others. Maybe that is why it is in 'ports'.


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