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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RE: Comment by Brynet
by kaiwai on Sat 26th Mar 2011 06:02 UTC in reply to "Comment by Brynet"
kaiwai
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There is no such thing as a free lunch - anything in life will always come with some gotcha, some sort of requirement to give up something to gain something. Apple has decided, based on a number of reasons (licensing being one of them) to write their own in house SMB implementation. Although GPL3 maybe a hugely obvious reason I am sure that technical reasoning is probably more likely the motivation behind it.

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