smbfs module + securelevel

Stefan Bethke stb at
Sun Jan 2 11:26:21 PST 2005

Am 02.01.2005 um 20:04 schrieb Gregor Mosheh:

> I am trying to mount a SMB share in the usual fashion:
> mount -t smbfs //user at host/share /mnt
> And in response I get this:
> smbfs: vfsload(smbfs): Operation not permitted
> I am running at securelevel 1, so it would make sense
> if that were why I'm not allowed to load the module.
> My question is: How do I have this module loaded
> during the boot process, before the securelevel is
> set? Is there a rc.conf variable to set? Or is
> mentioning this smbfs share in the fstab sufficient?

To make sure a module is loaded, add a line to /boot/loader.conf:


I believe that you also might need to load libiconf.ko, if it isn't 
pulled in automatically when loading smbfs:



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