[2.6 patch] remove smbfs

Jan Engelhardt jengelh at computergmbh.de
Wed Jan 30 19:05:00 GMT 2008

On Jan 30 2008 12:53, Steve French wrote:
>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).

Ok that works. I had tried "netbiosname" but not "servernetbiosname"
(only fuzzy memories from the last win98 encounter and the suggestion
to use netbiossomething).

I think servernetbiosname should implicitly be assumed to be the
same as the //hostpart/ when it's not explicitly specified, no?

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