Subject: Re: netatalk
To: None <>
From: Scott Ellis <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/21/1996 22:34:38
In "Re: netatalk", (Laine Stump) wrote: 
> On Wed, 21 Aug 1996 16:27:34 GMT, (Virtually Here)
> wrote:
> >Glad to see somebody is working on this.  I've left the cross-platform
> >stuff to my Linsux box, since NetBSD doesn't support SMB or DDP ...
> Since when doesn't Samba (which is one of the best (and about the only
> free) implementations of the SMB protocol) run on NetBSD? We've been
> using it (and depending on it) in a production environment for about a
> year and a half.
> Now, you can't mount an SMB file system on a NetBSD box, but that isn't
> the most common use of SMB anyway; it's more commonly used so that all
> those dweebs running Win95 can mount their Unix home directories.

Oh, Samba works great on NetBSD, and I use it constantly.  I just
have a need for mounting SMB volumes on NetBSD, which ksmbfs in
Linux does relatively well.

I found an older smbfs implementation which fakes an SMB mount by making
calls to NFSc functions in the kernel, but was unable to get it working
properly in NetBSD (and even on HPUX where it supposedly worked well,
it was flakey), so in situations where you need to mount, not just export,
foreign filesystems such as AppleShare and SMB, NetBSD is lacking.

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