smbmount and ssl

Urban Widmark urban at
Wed Jan 3 14:00:57 GMT 2001

On Tue, 26 Dec 2000, Stefano Zacchiroli wrote:

> Hi, I'm experiencing problem with ssl an smbmount.
> I'm using samba 2.0.7 on a Debian GNU/Linux system.
> I've recompiled the binary packages from the samba 2.0.7, and almost all
> works well (smbd, nmbd, smbclient are all ok and the connections are all
> over ssl).
> The only thing that doesn't work is smbmount, when I try to mount a
> remote service on samba with ssl I get:

smbfs does not support ssl. Why smbmount isn't connecting I don't know,
but even if it did things wouldn't work later anyway. It's possible that
smbclient has support for doing ssl but no one added that to smbmount.

Compare the do_connection functions of:
source/client/client.c		(becomes smbclient)
(A quick look shows a few differences in 2.2.0-alpha1)

Or maybe smbmount needs this to start ssl (from smbclient main)
#ifdef WITH_SSL

Note that this still won't give you ssl enabled access through smbfs.
Fixing that requires making smbfs know about ssl (maybe the kerneli
patches has something, and then passing any
needed extra info (encryption keys, ssl state?) from smbmount to smbfs

You could try compiling 2 versions of samba, one without ssl and pick
smbmount, smbmnt and smbumount from that. But it won't give you ssl
enabled smbfs. 


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