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Old 09-03-2009, 06:18 PM   #1
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fstab smbfs mount is really mounting as cifs??

I have this line in my /etc/fstab file:
// /mnt/server smbfs username=***,password=*** 0 0
It mounts the system fine with the proper credentials. But when I check /etc/mtab, I see this:
// /mnt/server cifs rw,mand 0 0
Why is it mounting as cifs, and how do I stop it? Cifs is giving me a very annoying error when I try to shut down, apparently it has something to do with stopping the network services before unmounting all shares, and CIFS hangs while it tried to unmount the share. So I want to just use samba.

Any ideas?
Old 09-03-2009, 06:26 PM   #2
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cifs is used by samba for connecting to windows share using samba I believe it also is newer than smbfs. Here is a good read on cifs.

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