What SMB filesystem does Apple OSX use?

Richard Sharpe rsharpe at richardsharpe.com
Mon Oct 13 19:25:27 GMT 2003

On Mon, 13 Oct 2003, David Wuertele wrote:

> On Linux we have a choice of smbfs or cifs.  Do these same choices
> exist on darwin?  If so, which does Apple use?  If not, how did they
> get their filesystem, is it Apple homegrown, or is it based on some
> common ancestor with the Linux smbfs or cifs?

FreeBSD already has an smbfs written by A Popov, I think. I recall hearing 
the CIFS guys at Apple mention that they had done work on smbfs.

Richard Sharpe, rsharpe[at]ns.aus.com, rsharpe[at]samba.org, 
sharpe[at]ethereal.com, http://www.richardsharpe.com

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