Re: More on smbfs - I got it working...

David Woodhouse (
Sat, 23 May 1998 16:52:32 +0200 said:
> I'm leaning toward some sort of conversion script that will take the
> old syntax and convert it to the new syntax and call the new smbmount
> with it. Some of my systems dual-boot between 2.0 kernels and 2.1
> kernels and switching the syntax back and forth between the two
> families of boot configurations is BOGUS.

Even that isn't really good enough. What we need is a single binary which will
mount smbfs filesystems under either 2.0 or 2.1 kernels, similar to Petr
Vandrovec's excellent work on ncpfs-2.2.0. said:
> If anyone else has a solution for making autofs work with the new
> smbmount, please post. Eventually, autofs will need to be adapted as
> the old smbmount is depreciated.

I've been meaning to look into that for a while. The current method of setting
shares up by hand isn't quite nice enough for a lot of uses. I'd like it to be
properly dynamic, so I could get my latest kernel from an automounted
/smbnet/ in much the same way as amd already
manages it for NFS.

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