smbmount on Solaris 2.5

David Collier-Brown davecb at Canada.Sun.COM
Thu Jan 22 20:44:51 GMT 1998

On Thu, 22 Jan 1998, Deger Cenk Erdil wrote:
> > Day by day, samba becomes more integrated to our network. Now we have an
> > smbmount problem. We are using samba on a Solaris 2.5 system (besides
> > other Linux'es), and we want to mount some Win95 partitions on that
> > machine. Unlike Linux, there is no smbfs support on Solaris. What should
> > we do to use smbmount on Solaris?

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton <lkcl at>
> contact sun and ask them to publish either their source code, or a
> "user-space" file-system-driver API.  just like microsoft have done for
> the "installable file system" kit.

  Ok, done that: see
The relevant paragraph (for academic institutions) is

	Provided that you order another Sun product with the 
	source code, we will discount the source code line item
	to $0. The Part number is UNSOL-2.6-SRC, and the stand
	alone price is $100.

  Now all you need is an academic customer who likes writing
to the Sun filesystems switch... it's similar to the Berkeley or
Linux one, but non-identical (:-)).

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