[PATCH] [RESEND] doc: clarify that mount.cifs never uses smb.conf

Suresh Jayaraman sjayaraman at suse.de
Mon Jul 6 05:35:49 GMT 2009

For some users who are used to smbclient, it is not clear that
mount.cifs never uses smb.conf for configuring client specific
parameters. So, let's add this information to mount.cifs man page.

Signed-off-by: Suresh Jayaraman <sjayaraman at suse.de>

 docs-xml/manpages-3/mount.cifs.8.xml |    8 ++++++++
 1 files changed, 8 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)

diff --git a/docs-xml/manpages-3/mount.cifs.8.xml b/docs-xml/manpages-3/mount.cifs.8.xml
index a748b90..6461d82 100644
--- a/docs-xml/manpages-3/mount.cifs.8.xml
+++ b/docs-xml/manpages-3/mount.cifs.8.xml
@@ -589,6 +589,14 @@ read and used as the password.
 	<para>This command may be used only by root, unless installed setuid, in which case the noeexec and nosuid mount flags are enabled. When installed as a setuid program, the program follows the conventions set forth by the mount program for user mounts.</para>
+	<para>
+	Some samba client tools like smbclient(8) honour client-side
+	configuration parameters present in smb.conf. Unlike those
+	client tools, <emphasis>mount.cifs</emphasis> ignores smb.conf
+	completely.
+	</para>

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