Is CIFS available already on FreeBSD?

Guy Van Sanden guy.van.sanden at
Thu Aug 28 01:15:29 PDT 2003

Hello Anand

The protocol you are inquiring about is called SMB/CIFS.
Server Message Block/Common Internet File System.

The name in itself is very misleading, CIFS is not an Internet FS in any
way, but part of M$ file/print sharing implementation.

To answer your question, Samba is a fully functional SMB/CIFS server and
The client is provided as utilities like smbclient, smbmount.
On some systems you even get the option to use smbfs in fstab.

Kind regards



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