[ubuntu-users] Confused over CIFS
matthew.flaschen at gatech.edu
Sun Jan 11 07:02:16 UTC 2009
Preston Kutzner wrote:
> If it wasn't meant for large transfers of data, it wouldn't be the primary protocol
> for file-sharing in Microsoft solutions.
I think you're oversimplifying things. Even Microsoft recognizes the
need for using differential compression
(http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb540031(VS.85).aspx), one of
the main technologies rsync uses.
> You really should make sure you have at least samba-client and smbfs
> installed. Then, use the following command to mount your share from
> your Windows XP box:
I (and the OP) obviously have smbfs installed, as smbmount is part of
that package. umount.cifs
> sudo mount -t cifs //<windows_machine>/<share> /<mount>/<point> -o
It appears smbmount/mount.smbfs is actually just a thin wrapper around
mount.cifs. Can you give a reason to use one over the other?
> When you want to unmount, just do:
> sudo umount /<mount>/<point>
This is a wrapper around umount.cifs.
> You can either try to find a Windows rsync "server" application,
As I already said, there are several, including cwrsync which is
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