Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 21st Nov 2007 13:53 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris "File-sharing between Windows and Sun's OpenSolaris Unix platform is being bolstered through two projects at Sun. The OpenSolaris project: CIFS Server features server software source code that implements the CIFS protocol also known as Server Message Block, the standard for Windows file-sharing services, Sun said. The internal CIFS server enables Microsoft users to store and retrieve files on an OpenSolaris system, Sun said. This project and a related effort, CIFS client, improve the usefulness of OpenSolaris in data environments that serve NFS and CIFS clients, Sun said. Sun recently donated server source code that implements CIFS to the OpenSolaris Project."
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RE[3]: Samba ?
by Elektronkind on Mon 26th Nov 2007 22:36 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Samba ? "
Elektronkind
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Additionally, it's unclear that an in-kernel implementation of a network filesystem and transfer protocol is a great idea in the long-run. The trend these days tends to be toward pushing unnecessary functionality into userspace


NFS is and has been in-kernel in almost every OS its been implemented on. In-kernel network file systems is certainly not a new thing.

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