[2.6 patch] remove smbfs

Steve French smfrench at gmail.com
Wed Jan 30 18:53:28 GMT 2008

I have mounted to Windows98 a few months ago with no problems (other
than a few restrictions like you can't set the file times via utimes).
 For mounts to Windows98 note that you have to specify the server
netbios name on the mount (since it is not the same as the DNS name).
In your example your would need to specify "servernetbiosname=WIN98"
in the mount options (until mount.cifs autoretries with
servernetbiosname assumed to be the beginning of the UNC name - note
that later servers have a dummy netbios name that is used so this
mount option is only needed for OS/2 and Win9x).

I will try mounts to Windows98 again.

On Jan 30, 2008 12:27 PM, Jan Engelhardt <jengelh at computergmbh.de> wrote:
> On Jan 29 2008 00:08, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> >
> >I remember that there were some small things missing in CIFS for
> >completely replacing the unmaintained smbfs when we discussed removing
> >smbfs back in 2005 due to smbfs being unmaintained.
> >
> >CIFS has improved since, smbfs is still unmaintained, and it's becoming
> >time to finally remove smbfs.
> Negative. CIFS as of 2.6.24-rc7 still does not support Windows 98,
> or at least, the mount command I tried was not the right one:
>         mount -t cifs //WIN98/c /mnt -o guest,sec=none
> (It is a test share with a null password open for anyone.) I am running
> out of options..
>         CIFS VFS: cifs_mount failed w/return code = -2



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