Reply to post: Re: Linux has had CIFS support w/o Samba for ages.

Chromebooks gain faff-free access to Windows file shares via Samba

Jeremy Allison

Re: Linux has had CIFS support w/o Samba for ages.

It's a security issue for ChromeOS. If the kernel code gets used and there's a bug allowing compromise, the whole system is compromised. If it's just libsmbclient it can (and is) sandboxed so there's less overall damage.

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