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Re: rump vs. smbfs

On Fri Jan 23 2009 at 10:09:51 +0000, Matthias Scheler wrote:
>       Hello,
> I have a NAS device that supports only SMB/CIFS which I would like
> to use for nightly backups of my NetBSD/amd64 5.0_BETA. But I don't
> trust NetBSD's SMBFS very much and using "smbclient" is a bit
> cumbersome,
> I was wondering whether I could use "rump" to mount a SMB filesystem
> under NetBSD 5.0_BETA to avoid kernel panics if something goes
> wrong which SMBFS.

rump_smbfs is unsupported for two reasons:
1) I don't have an smb setup for testing
2) It needs to direct more system calls than just mount to the rump
   kernel (uses /dev/nsmb)

Neither should be difficult to solve, but I probably don't have time
for fiddling with this in the near future.

Maybe a FUSE smbfs daemon is your best bet?  I remember I got one just
about working a few years back, see "1".  You might need to get your hands
dirty to get it fully working, though (add one to pkgsrc the very least).

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