FreeBSD's mount_smbfs apparently supports only SMB1 and no newer version of the protocol.
By now (2019) SMB1 is horribly insecure and disabled by default on Windows, macOS, FreeNAS, etc.
As such, mount_smbfs is basically useless as it can't connect to any properly maintained server. I can only assume mount_smbfs has no maintainer. :(
Anyway, can the man page at least be updated to say that it only supports SMB1 ? Hopefully that will save people like me time determining why they can't connect to anything.
This has been recently documented in 13.0-CURRENT: https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=339990
Maybe we could MFC that.
What is the status of the MFC? If we decide not to MFC it, I think we can close this PR.
Pardon my ignorance, but what is MFC?
MFC means merging from the CURRENT branch to STABLE branches.
Benedict, I'll submit a diff to phabricator in a couple of days.
So is mount_smbfs basically abandonware? Looking through your doc change, I searched ports, and I guess samba is the thing to install?
(In reply to Sean McBride from comment #6)
I've summed up what I know in this wiki article:
Yes, mount_smbfs is somewhat outdated.
MFC'd into 12-STABLE in r358917.