[Samba] smbfs and cifs

Josh Kelley joshkel at gmail.com
Wed Nov 30 15:22:21 GMT 2005

I periodically see smbfs questions get asked on this list, and they
usually get one of two responses:

1. smbfs is a kernel module; this list is not the appropriate place to
be asking smbfs questions.
2. You should be using cifs instead.

(Please let me know if either if these is incorrect.)

I was surprised to see, however, that the smbmount / mount.smbfs
manpage makes no mention of cifs as being the recommended alternative,
and it includes the following statement:

"The current maintainer of smbfs and the userspace tools smbmount, smbu-
mount, and smbmnt is Urban Widmark. The SAMBA Mailing list is the  pre-
ferred place to ask questions regarding these programs."

Out-of-date manpage?  Could it be updated to hopefully stave off some
of the smbfs questions?

What's the best place to submit manpage updates like this?  Bugzilla,
this mailing list, somewhere else?

Josh Kelley

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