Thanks to all for the assistance. I am tending towards recondas' ten-foot-pole approach but ....
Unless I am misunderstanding the question, why wouldn't you be able to do that?
Surprise surprise, after searching through 537 pages of directions on how to enable zfs set sharesmb=on, I came across this little gem :
Note that the Oracle Solaris SMB service is not supported in the Oracle Solaris 10 release.
So much for my vain hope to get away from Mickeysoft's really really bad Services for Ooonix
But the fine print says that smb is not
on Solaris 10, which is quite different from "doesn't work.". Hmmm .... still got some un-smashed areas on head ....
How about making sure the share(1) gets what it wants ? ( man share ) :
zfs set sharenfs='rw=10.0.0.1' pool/dataset
One of the really nice things about Solaris is that if you look for a while, you will find several different command line arguments which all are supposed to do the same thing. This one didn't work in the same fashion that mine didn't work
But just for the heck of it and because there was nothing left to lose, I replaced the ip with the hostname. Wa ! That worked, although I didn't see it described
. Honey, you ain't nothin if you ain't free. Success, yay !
Since it gets lumped in under my solaris ten-foot-pole rule ...
Point taken. In fact, in my next life I will not have a computer. I will be a Boston terrier with big bulgy eyes and play with my tennis ball all day, everyday until the end of time. I will also snore when sleeping and fart. Quiet, subtle, deathly awful farts.
The old ways are sometimes still the best. On S10, feel free to edit /etc/dfs/dfstab and add your share commands there.
Don't encourage me. I was avoiding that since all the lit recommends sticking to zfs commands for zfs filesystems but ... zfs is actually pretty nice but the damned Sun Disease is deep in the bones over there. They can't leave anything alone, can they ? If I were God, I'd make sure that every day when Sun employees went home, their houses would all be moved to different streets and painted different colors. Same wives, tho
SMB shares will still require you to setup smb users and settings etc using the smb* commands and editing the /etc/sfw/smb.conf fie.
Would you happen to know if sharesmb works on Solaris 10 Sparc ? I could care less if it's supported or not. If it doesn't work, no point in getting all carried away struggling.
thanks again, Solarians