Written by telluric the 29 Feb 08 at 04:02.
Category: Internet & Networking.
Currently, Nautilus has the ability to browse SMB shares, but it does not mount them "for real" in some location such as /mnt. Thus, many applications cannot easily access the data. One alternative is use the mount.cifs command, but that is not as convenient as a point-and-click method.
Seamless SMB/CIFS integration is very important for greater adoption in a small business environment.
I totally agree : this is an issue, because when you select mount via nautilus, most software can't use it because it is not system mounted. I had several time this issue, had to write a script for it, ...
By the way, this is not an Ubuntu problem, but Gnome one.