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: hmmm
by galaxstar on Sat 26th Mar 2011 03:42 UTC in reply to "hmmm"
galaxstar
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2008-07-12

That's not paying Microsoft for Linux technology. The SMB protocol was developed by a Microsoft , SaMBa being an open-source implementation. As the article states Apple will implement its own version of MS' SMB2.

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RE[2]: hmmm
by porcel on Sat 26th Mar 2011 06:52 in reply to "RE: hmmm"
porcel Member since:
2006-01-28

Wrong, the smb protocol was designed and developed by Barry Feigenbaum for IBM. It was later extended and continued to be developed by Microsoft, but it is not per se a Microsoft technology.

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RE[3]: hmmm
by BluenoseJake on Sat 26th Mar 2011 16:09 in reply to "RE[2]: hmmm"
BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

Well, that means it's still not a linux technology, it is a MS/IBM technology, which the original poster was trying to address.

Furthermore, since Windows is the only OS that natively uses SMB, it is a defacto MS technology, especially since as you noted, it continues to be developed by MS, and not IBM.

Edited 2011-03-26 16:09 UTC

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RE[2]: hmmm
by chemical_scum on Sat 26th Mar 2011 22:22 in reply to "RE: hmmm"
chemical_scum Member since:
2005-11-02

The SMB protocol was developed by a Microsoft


The SMB (Server Message Blocks) protocol was not developed by Microsoft. It was developed IBM who made the protocol open for everyone to use. Microsoft launched its embrace and extend policy on this and renamed the result CIFS (Common Internet File System) which like the Holy Roman Empire which was neither Holy, Roman or an Empire, CIFS was neither Common, Internet related or a File System.

It then launched its Active Directory which was an embrace and extend proprietary combination of the open SMB, Kereberos and LDAP standards an software with deliberately added incompatabilities.

Thanks should be given to Tridge and Jeremy for SAMBA and their ability to get round MS's road blocks and to promote compatibility. They chose GPLv3 to shove it in the face of those who try to use patents to stifle innovation like Apple and MS.

Edited 2011-03-26 22:25 UTC

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RE[2]: hmmm
by lemur2 on Sun 27th Mar 2011 22:11 in reply to "RE: hmmm"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

That's not paying Microsoft for Linux technology. The SMB protocol was developed by a Microsoft , SaMBa being an open-source implementation. As the article states Apple will implement its own version of MS' SMB2.


Actually, the original SMB protocol is an IBM invention.

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