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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As usual, asinine comment in article
by polaris20 on Sat 26th Mar 2011 20:22 UTC
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It will open up a whole new can of bugs, as when it ships with Lion, it'll be largely untested, but at least it's not 3 years old.

Yes, no one at Apple, nor the developers being give access to Lion are testing this function. We will all be guinea pigs when it's released.

Give me a friggin' break.

I use Samba too extensively, at work and at home, but I'm not automatically writing off Apple's "SMBX" implementation either.

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