[Samba] Potential contribution: FUSE client w/ SMB3 encryption support

Volker Lendecke vl at samba.org
Thu Feb 16 11:36:32 UTC 2017

On Thu, Feb 16, 2017 at 01:37:59AM -0800, David Ramos via samba wrote:
> My team is in search of a way to mount SMB3/CIFS shares from a Linux
> client with encryption enabled (and with reasonable performance).
> After some research, it appears that the kernel CIFS client
> (mount.cifs) lacks encryption support, while the Samba client
> library (libsmbclient) doesn't offer mount functionality.
> Looking at the recent commit "examples: Add smb2mount"
> (https://github.com/samba-team/samba/commit/3b97211d1854b208afae711cc8804dd28ff1e532),
> it seems that a FUSE client may be the best avenue for implementing
> a Samba VFS that is compatible with newer features such as
> end-to-end encryption.

This was the initial starting point for me to start exploring this
idea. Having a good client in user space makes it easier to
experiment, and has the potential to also work on other platforms such
as FreeBSD. Any contribution to this would be highly appreciated!


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