Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1459995
qemu: Support built-in SMB server
Last modified: 2017-07-25 12:57:18 EDT
Currently, to start qemu's built-in SMB server, you'd need to use something like:
It would be better if we could use something like:
I don't think this is anything we will support in libvirt. The qemu option is just a hack 'convenience' wrapper for launching a samba instance with some minimal working config, and I don't think even qemu devs consider it a supported/maintained feature, and more so historical baggage.
I'll close this, but if you want to discuss more I suggest mailing email@example.com
I'm not finding any mention of this no longer being supported/maintained on qemu's site (only that the old -smb argument is deprecated). Currently, this seems to be the simplest way of sharing a host folder with an isolated Windows guest, as there is no 9pfs driver for Windows.
I don't think there's much more to add to this, so I'll just leave it as is.