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Date:      Mon, 26 Nov 2018 01:28:20 +0100
From:      Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Possible updating of "mount_smbfs"
Message-ID:  <20181126012820.2f862cc2.freebsd@edvax.de>
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On Sun, 25 Nov 2018 12:21:46 +0000, Carmel NY wrote:
> Microsoft publicly deprecated the SMBv1 protocol in 2014. Unfortunately, this
> nullifies the use of "mount_smbfs", I was wondering if there are any plans to
> update the "mount_smbfs" utility?

Well, I don't think so. The FreBSD provided tools for mounting
non-native filesystems don't seem to be the adivsed choice. Just
as mount_ntfs has been removed from the OS and its functionality
transitioned to FUSE, access to CIFS shares should probably be
done with FUSE, too.

Luckily, there's SMBNetFS (sysutils/fusefs-smbnetfs), which looks
like the natural replacement.

See:

https://www.freshports.org/sysutils/fusefs-smbnetfs/

https://sourceforge.net/projects/smbnetfs/

Unlike mount_smbfs, it supports the recent versions of Samba.
I wouldn't be surprised if one day /usr/sbin/mount_smbfs would
no longer be present after a regular FreeBSD install... ;-)


-- 
Polytropon
Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ...



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