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I used to use the /etc/auto_master file to load SMB shares in Snow leopard Mac OS X

Now that Samba is removed, I wonder what should be the correct way to auto mount windows shares.

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closed as off topic by bmike, Philip Regan Jul 16 '11 at 18:49

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Let's wait until it's officially released before asking people to break their word about NDA publicly here. The apple developer forums are a better place to talk about pre-release software. – bmike Jul 16 '11 at 15:38
Questions about pre-release software is off-topic per the FAQ. – Philip Regan Jul 16 '11 at 18:49
reopen them, dude. they are released software :D – sorin Jul 29 '11 at 14:58

Mac OS X never used Samba's SMB client. Mac OS X has always used an SMB client implementation based on Boris Popov's smbfs for FreeBSD. I don't think that's changing in Lion, so its relation to /etc/auto_master probably isn't changing.

As for the SMB server side, Samba is surely being replaced with a different SMB server software package.

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It seems to me that the entire setup is better in Lion, but I am still unsure of what the best practise is to map windows shares to Lion. – Frode Stenstrøm Jul 31 '11 at 10:06

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