smbfs CIFS

Darren Spruell phatbuckett at
Fri Mar 21 16:27:06 PDT 2008

On Thu, Mar 20, 2008 at 12:40 PM, Wojciech Puchar
<wojtek at> wrote:
> isn't SMB and CIFS the same?

Superficially, although there are differences in the protocols. CIFS
descended from the original SMB specification and adds to it.

Hence, why e.g. in Linux you find separate module support for cifs and smbfs.

Darren Spruell
phatbuckett at

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