[ubuntu-users] Confused over CIFS

Matthew Flaschen matthew.flaschen at gatech.edu
Mon Jan 12 03:23:02 UTC 2009

Preston Kutzner wrote:
> On Jan 11, 2009, at 1:02 AM, Matthew Flaschen wrote:
>> 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?
> This, in particular.  SMBFS is deprecated and unsupported by the Samba
> team.

The mount.smbfs in Ubuntu is just a wrapper over mount.cifs.  They are
not separate implementations, just separate interfaces.

Matt Flaschen

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