Commit 075a7474 authored by Paul Eggert's avatar Paul Eggert
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Improve wording for SMB support

* doc/misc/tramp.texi (External methods): Improve and modernize
wording for discussion of smbclient.  There is no longer any
need to mention the laundry list of old MS Windows implementations
of SMB and CIFS, nor to mention CIFS.  Also, give a URL for Samba.
parent 1698036a
......@@ -851,11 +851,9 @@ This method works only for unified file names, see @ref{Issues}.
@cindex method smb
@cindex smb method
This is another non-native @value{tramp} method. @command{smbclient}
connects to any server supporting the SMB/CIFS protocol, such as MS Windows and
Samba running on GNU/Linux. Tests show this @value{tramp} method
works with MS Windows NT, MS Windows 2000, MS Windows XP, MS Windows
Vista, and MS Windows 7.
This non-native @value{tramp} method connects via the Server Message
Block (SMB) networking protocol to hosts running file servers that are
typically based on @url{https://www.samba.org/,,Samba} or MS Windows.
Using @command{smbclient} requires a few tweaks when working with
@value{tramp}:
......@@ -863,7 +861,7 @@ Using @command{smbclient} requires a few tweaks when working with
The first directory in the localname must be a share name on the
remote host.
Since smb shares end in the @code{$} character, @value{tramp} must use
Since SMB shares end in the @code{$} character, @value{tramp} must use
@code{$$} when specifying those shares to avoid environment variable
substitutions.
......@@ -907,7 +905,7 @@ uses the anonymous user (without prompting for password). This
behavior is unlike other @value{tramp} methods, where local user name
is substituted.
@option{smb} method is unavailable if @value{emacsname} is run under a
The @option{smb} method is unavailable if @value{emacsname} is run under a
local user authentication context in MS Windows. However such users
can still access remote files using UNC file names instead of @value{tramp}:
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