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[6]: hmmm
by Laurence on Sun 27th Mar 2011 08:10 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: hmmm"
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It may be installed by default, but it SMB is not a native file sharing technology of UNIX, NFS and it's like are. SMB is bolted on to the side of Linux, not part of the OS.

You could argue the same for Windows then as it's user space drivers that are optionally (albeit pushed by default) installed along with the other networking stacks.

"Windows File and Print Sharing" services can be stopped and even uninstalled just like the SAMBA daemon can.

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