deprecating smbmount ?

Jeremy Allison jra at
Thu Jul 27 03:55:18 GMT 2006

On Thu, Jul 27, 2006 at 05:06:01AM +0200, Guenter Kukkukk wrote:
> Just some clarifications.
> OS/2 and its successor eComStation do only support SMB-dialects up to
> LANMAN2.1!
> So cifs definately _cannot_ be used in those environments.

cifs in this case is just a name. The new cifsfs kernel code
could easily be changed to use the SMB calls of older dialects.

> So I think, leave the 'samba related smbfs tools' in place - for some more
> months or more ...
> And Steven French from IBM should be able to convince the kernel teams
> to leave smbfs in place for some more time ...

It's easier to fix cifsfs to use LANMAN2.1 and remove smbfs
than to leave smbfs in place (IMHO).


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