What SMB filesystem does Apple OSX use?

Conrad Minshall conrad at mac.com
Thu Oct 16 18:23:41 GMT 2003

At 12:42 AM -0700 10/16/03, Conrad Minshall wrote:
>At 12:25 PM -0700 10/13/03, Richard Sharpe wrote:
>>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.
>Correct, I started out with Alex's freebsd smbfs.  By now the divergence is major.

I'm embarrassed.  The credit goes to Boris Popov, not to Alex.  Apologies.

Conrad Minshall ... conrad at mac.com

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