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  1. #1

    Cool Difference between smbmount mount.cifs & mount -t


    I am wondering what exactly is the difference between:
    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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    Linux Engineer jledhead's Avatar
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    I would say first don't use smbfs

    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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