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Re: Streaming video over SMB in KDE?

On Mon, 2007-03-19 at 09:19 +0100, Giuseppe Bellini wrote:
> try mount manually "mount -t smbfs //x.x.x.x/folder  /folder"

Use cifs if possible (that is, if you are running any 2.4 or 2.6 kernel
that was released in the last year or two, *and* you aren't talking to
win98 or earlier).

cifs is the next generation smbfs, and is at this point superior in just
about every way (IMNSHO). Of course, YMMV.

For example: smbfs needs to be remounted if there is even the slightest
hiccup in your networking -- and with cifs I am able to suspend with
files open on a SMB share, and when I resume, I don't even need to
re-open the file!

It seems that smbfs is not being actively maintained other than security
bugfixes.  I might be wrong on this, but I don't think so.


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