Microsoft DFS and the CIFS VFS

Richard Sharpe rsharpe at
Thu May 30 09:45:03 GMT 2002

On Thu, 30 May 2002, Urban Widmark wrote:

> 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'.

Yes, I have been modifying it a bit, but will probably switch to Steve 
French's package when it becomes available.

Richard Sharpe, rsharpe at, rsharpe at, 
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