[ubuntu-users] Confused over CIFS

Matthew Flaschen matthew.flaschen at gatech.edu
Mon Jan 12 04:15:36 UTC 2009

Christopher Chan wrote:
> Matthew Flaschen wrote:
>> 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.
> Oh yes they are.

I don't think you're listening.  If you look at the /sbin/mount.smbfs
/in Ubuntu/ (8.04 to be specific), it is a wrapper around mount.cifs.

It ends:

exec /sbin/mount.cifs "${args[@]}"

I know historically there were two implementations, and I also know
that's not true in Hardy.

Matt Flaschen

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