Confused over CIFS

Derek Broughton derek at
Mon Jan 12 02:03:34 UTC 2009

Matthew Flaschen wrote:

> Preston Kutzner wrote:

>> sudo mount -t cifs //<windows_machine>/<share> /<mount>/<point> -o
>> username=*****,password=*****
> 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?
Sure.  Why on earth would you learn _two_ sets of mount/umount commands when 
one will do the job?

Nobody is really expected to use the mount.XXX commands - they're just the 
internal way that the mount commands are implemented for various filesystems.

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