linux 2.2.x and smbmount 2.0.5a: Win95 bugfix?

Urban Widmark urban at
Tue Oct 12 20:44:34 GMT 1999

On Tue, 12 Oct 1999, Keith G. Murphy wrote:

> How to enable the bugfix?  Or is the kernel smart enough to do it now
> without specifying the options?  The kernel documentation does not state
> so; in fact, it refers to the '-f' syntax.  Very confusing.

The kernel is now smart enough and the file:

is outdated in 2.2.12 and others. The "Mount-Time Options" part should be
removed. In fact the file should perhaps be replaced by something like:

Smbfs is a filesystem that implements the SMB protocol, which is the
protocol used by Windows for Workgroups, Windows 95 and Windows NT.
Smbfs was inspired by Samba, the program written by Andrew Tridgell
that turns any Unix host into a file server for DOS or Windows clients.

Smbfs is a SMB client, but uses parts of samba for it's operation. For
more info on samba, including documentation, please go to and then on to your nearest mirror.


With the idea to keep the docs and the program in the same package. Then
put something appropriate in samba-2.0.6/docs/textdocs/README.smbmount

Hmm, the 2.0.5a README.smbmount suggests that the smbfs isn't considered a
part of samba, and if that is still so the place to put the docs
describing how smbmount works (sorry, mount.smb :) is probably


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