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Hello, I am wondering what exactly is the difference between: smbmount mount.cifs mount -t smbfs mount -t cifs I am asking because a NAS vendor supports 'mount -t smbfs'. Anyway ...
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    Cool Difference between smbmount mount.cifs & mount -t


    Hello,

    I am wondering what exactly is the difference between:
    smbmount
    mount.cifs
    mount -t smbfs
    mount -t cifs

    I am asking because a NAS vendor supports 'mount -t smbfs'. Anyway I came across the other choices and would like to know of this is depend on the server (Samba, windows 2000&2003&2008 etc.) and what is exactly important to know about it.

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    I would say first don't use smbfs
    https://bugzilla.samba.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1920

    its problems probably won't get fixed.

    smbmount I believe is a tool of samba

    mount is a system tool

    mount.cifs is part of the smbfs package.

    I would say mount.cifs and mount -t cifs would be more appropriate.

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