[Samba] smbmount deprecated - what about Windows 9x?

Helmut Hullen Hullen at t-online.de
Mon May 12 16:43:00 GMT 2008

Hallo, Günter,

Du meintest am 12.05.08 zum Thema Re: [Samba] smbmount deprecated - what about Windows 9x?:

>>   smbfs is deprecated and will be removed from the 2.6.27 kernel.
>>   Please migrate to cifs.

>> Can I use "smbmount" even with kernel 2.6.27 (or newer)? May be cifs
>> is better, but I need to mount Win9x shares.

> you can use cifs vfs to mount win9x shares, but need to add
> the following to the mount options:
>   servernetbiosname=W9XSERVER
> or the shorter form
>   servern=W9XSERVER
> where "W9XSERVER" is the upper case netbios name of the legacy
> server.
> Legacy servers like OS/2 in addition need the option
>   sec=lanman

> Example:
> mount -t cifs //server/SHARE /mount/point -o
> credentials=/root/sec/.creds,servern=MYWIN98,dir_mode=0755,file_mo
> de=0764,uid=test,gid=users  ...

Thank you - it works!

"sec=lanman" seems not to be necessary (or outdated).
"man mount.cifs" (Samba 3.0.28a) doesn't show the option "lanman" for  

Viele Gruesse!

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