smbmount doesn't complain about wrong arguments

Martin Pool mbp at
Mon Jan 20 00:56:39 GMT 2003

On 19 Jan 2003, Christian Jaeger <christian.jaeger at> wrote:
> Hello
> I don't have the time to pursue this further at the moment, just 
> wanted to note it:
> The arguments syntax of smbmount 2.2.3a (smbfs of Debian stable) 
> requires that one gives "-o" before further options like username=... 
> . Without -o, the username=.. setting is *silently* ignored. I've 
> spent about an hour trying to find out why I couldn't log in now..

I'd say this is a bug.

> Is there a reason that smbmount doesn't complain?

The argument parser is a mess and ought to be fixed.


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