Craig White wrote: > On Sat, 2007-03-10 at 09:01 -0600, Mikkel L. Ellertson wrote: >> Craig White wrote: >>> I cannot envision a scenario where a cifs mount would work out better >>> than an NFS mount for a Linux client but you are a bright guy and could >>> possibly enlighten me. >>> >> Probably not. Your posts indicate you have already made up your >> mine, so it would be a wasted effort. > ---- > I am a samba team member, if you think that I lack objectivity > > http://wiki.samba.org/index.php/SambaWiki:About > Then why are you giving mis-information? > ---- > > sure - a smbfs/cifs mount pretty much discards the concept of posix > > users and doesn't understand Posix attributes, has no concept of the > > case in file names and finally doesn't permit executables. Then you have in "man mount.cifs": uid=arg sets the uid that will own all files on the mounted filesystem. It may be specified as either a username or a numeric uid. This parameter is ignored when the target server supports the CIFS Unix extensions. file_mode=arg If the server does not support the CIFS Unix extensions this overrides the default file mode. I would think to most people that this would be show that cifs understands Posix users and attributes as long as the server does. I can find the documentation that says Samba does support the Unix extensions, but I would think that you would already know this. There is also this in the cifs.txt file from the kernel documentation: The intent of this module is to provide the most advanced network file system function for CIFS compliant servers, including better POSIX compliance, secure per-user session establishment, high performance safe distributed caching (oplock), optional packet signing, large files, Unicode support and other internationalization improvements. Since both Samba server and this filesystem client support the CIFS Unix extensions, the combination can provide a reasonable alternative to NFSv4 for fileserving in some Linux to Linux environments, not just in Linux to Windows environments. Mikkel -- Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!