Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 26th Mar 2011 02:00 UTC
Mac OS X When you run smbd -V on your Snow Leopard installation, you'll see it's running SAMBA version 3.0.28a-apple. While I'm not sure how much difference the "-apple" makes, version 3.0.28a is old. Very old. In other words, it's riddled with bugs. Apple hasn't updated SAMBA in 3 years, and for Lion, they're dumping it altogether for something homegrown. The reason? SAMBA is now GPLv3.
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OSX SMB goes from bad to worse?
by theosib on Sat 26th Mar 2011 04:03 UTC
theosib
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2006-03-02

OSX's SMB implementation is already crap. I can't count how many kernel panics I've experienced because of it. Now, we're going to get an untested from-scratch replacement? Oh, Joy! Yet another step by Apple to prevent me from using Linux or Windows servers for Time Machine backups!

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