O. Hartmann wrote on 03/08/2016 13:53:
On Tue, 8 Mar 2016 10:55:25 +0100
Edward Tomasz Napierała <tr...@freebsd.org> wrote:

On 0303T1047, O. Hartmann wrote:
Does FreeBSD's mount_smbfs(8) support for Microsoft's SMBv3 protocol
introduced with Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012/R2?

No, it only supports the obsolete SMB1 (aka CIFS) protocol.  Since SMB2
is a completely different protocol, supporting it properly pretty much
requires implementing it from scratch.  SMB3 is one of the SMB2 revisions
and thus is backward compatible with SMB2.


Thank you very much for this clearification. This explains much strange
behaviour I faced.

Do you see any chance that this gets fixed in a forseable time? Linux seems to
support SMBv3 by now. Or is a support considered obsolete and handled
via /net/samba43?

I am not a FreeBSD expert but I am using mount_smbfs - with some troubles for a long time. The code base is really old and not well maintained. There are/were many problems with charset conversions etc. And there is no mount_smbfs in net/sambaXY packages AFAIK (smbclient is not an option in our environment were we need to access SMB mounted files from 3rd party PHP web applications)

It would be really nice if somebody can bring better support for FreeBSD's SMB/CIFS mount. Maybe through FreeBSD Foundation projects.

For a security appliance, I try to avoid as much packages as possible, so
therefore my concerns regarding mount_smbfs.

I can use packages but there is none with mount ability of SMB/CIFS or I don't know about it.

Miroslav Lachman
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