3.0.0 smbmount and 64 bit filesystems?

Christopher R. Hertel crh at ubiqx.mn.org
Tue Nov 11 23:03:47 GMT 2003

On Tue, Nov 11, 2003 at 02:36:56PM -0800, David Wuertele wrote:
> Andrew> There are some experimental patches for smbfs, but the CIFS
> Andrew> VFS (http://www.samba.org/samba/Linux_CIFS_client.html)
> Andrew> supports this natively and is a much better option.
> Why is CIFS a better option?

Quick terminology blurp.

CIFS and SMB are, at some level the same thing.  Well, okay, SMB is a 
filesharing protocol and, generally speaking, CIFS is the full suite (at 
least, that's how the terms are used today).

Point is, CIFS and SMB are not necessarily different things.  That's why we 
say "CIFS VFS" and "SMBFS" when referring to the client filesystem 
products.  These are two tools that implement the same features (in 
different ways).

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