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mkautosmb autodiscovers the local SMB (Windows) network using smbclient, sets up an autofs configuration, and can optionally create a "virtual" directory hierarchy with symlinks. This makes the network completely transparent for all applications. Most of the smbfs/cifs mount options are supported.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  29 Jul 2005 23:50

    Release Notes: Mount options to CIFS have been fixed. Invocation of modprobe was added during the check for file system support. Discovery mode has been overhauled. It now uses nmblookup broadcast instead of smbtree.

    •  24 Mar 2005 16:05

      Release Notes: The detection of supported filesystems was fixed.

      •  28 Feb 2005 14:57

        Release Notes: Support for CIFS was added. Detection of autofs 4 was fixed.

        •  19 Jan 2005 17:59

          Release Notes: This release fixes a problem with autofs 4.1.x, specifically trailing spaces in the mount file.

          •  11 Nov 2004 19:36

            Release Notes: This release adds auto-discovery mode (using smbtree) and has some bugfixes.

            Recent comments

            31 Jul 2005 04:04 neutralize

            Re: smbclient 3.0

            > Although mkautosmb doesn't automatically

            > detect smbclient 3.0 correctly...

            Incase anyone wondered, since 1.1.12 mkautosmb uses smbclient 3.x correctly if present. Previous comment is therefore obsolete.

            18 May 2004 02:00 neutralize

            smbclient 3.0
            Although mkautosmb doesn't automatically detect smbclient 3.0 correctly, it can be made to work quite easily:

            1. Use the argument --no-syscheck. It will disable the checking of a working smbclient and thus enable mkautosmb to work with smbclient 3.0.

            2. If the binary is named "smbclient3" alter the mkautosmb source to reflect this. The name of the binary occurs only once (on line 68 in v1.1.11).


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