[Samba] Samba 3.2.4

John P Janosik jpjanosi at us.ibm.com
Mon Oct 20 16:41:25 GMT 2008

> On Mon, Oct 20, 2008 at 09:05:58AM -0500, Jesse D Hernandez II (AIX
> Support) wrote:
> > I have downloaded the source code to my AIX 5.3 server and
> > have compiled it. I'm trying to mount some dfs windows
> > shares to my unix/AIX server using samba. However, I think
> > I'm looking for a smbmount command so that I can mount
> > these shares on my AIX server. I ran the configure command
> > with the -with-smbmount option, but I just don't see the
> > smbmount command at all. What am I missing or what other
> > options do I need?
> smbmount is a kernel option that is only supported on Linux,
> and even there it is replaced with mount.cifs. You might
> want to contact your IBM support if there is kernel support
> for SMB in AIX (which I doubt).

There is kernel support for SMB in AIX.  I've never tested it against MS
DFS shares.  Here is a link to the AIX 5.3 doc for it:


John Janosik
jpjanosi at us.ibm.com

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