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[3]: Likewise
by oiaohm on Mon 28th Mar 2011 23:12 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Likewise"
oiaohm
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2009-05-30

There is a native cifs implementation that doesn't seem to depend on samba... although I haven't played with it

http://www.likewise.com/resources/documentation_library/manuals/cif...


You are mad if you use that. Seriously. It GPLv2 same as Old samba. Because it is old Samba. Apple would be just as well off where they are.

Yes its a samba fork pre NTFS filesystem compatibility.

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