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I have a fresh installation of Ubuntu (several versions) and I want to discover which version of Samba/CIFS it is using to mount drives. I have installed nothing since the OS installation (except gksu and cifs-utils) and I have not yet run updates. It is mounting a couple of CIFS shares via fstab as expected. How do I discover what version the OS is using to establish these mounts?

For those interested, the problem/bug is as follows.

Files and folders which include a : or a ? in their titles are not accessed from certain versions of Ubuntu. The server is correctly serving the files because up until at least Ubu 12.04.5 the files/folders were accessible. By 14.04.5 any file or folder with these characters (and perhaps others considered dangerous by Windows) act thus: folders display and show contents = 0 but cannot be accessed; files display but throw an error when clicked upon. I am seeking the exact point of breakage.

  • That is not a bug. – Rinzwind Oct 28 '16 at 20:40
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Using apt-cache policy cifs-utils I get the version of cifs-utils. If there is another component involved, please let me know. Otherwise I will pursue this line for filing a bug report.

  • It does not make sense to file a bug report for an unsupported version. 15.10 is End of Live! – mook765 Oct 28 '16 at 9:54
  • I am trying to locate the point of change. This problem exists in 16.04 and I'm seeking the cutoff. – JamesIsIn Oct 28 '16 at 15:42
  • I see, it might be a good idea to edit the question and add a description of the problem you experience in 16.04. Probably someone here has a solution. – mook765 Oct 28 '16 at 17:17

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