[2.6 patch] remove smbfs

Jan Engelhardt jengelh at computergmbh.de
Thu Jan 31 02:23:25 GMT 2008

On Jan 31 2008 12:33, David Newall wrote:
>Jan Engelhardt wrote:
>> 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).
>Apparently CIFS lacks an adequate man page (otherwise Jan would have
>discovered servernetbiosname for himself.)  That's sufficient reason to
>keep smbfs, and just to be radical, why not remove cifs until it's
>properly documented?  Man pages are essential.

smbfs does not seem to do NT/XP mounts, so that's kinda problematic
too, as fun as it sounds :)

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