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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OpenSolaris CIFS implementation
by Dubhthach on Sat 26th Mar 2011 09:56 UTC
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Well Sun did their own CIFS/SMB server implementation for OpenSolaris/Solaris 11. If you use one of their "OpenStorage boxes" (7310 for example) it doesn't use Samba to enable CIFS shares. Apple has a history of taking code from OpenSolaris, namely:

* DTrace
* NFS v4
* other stuff i can't remember

So they either rolled their own (with their financial resources quite easy to do) or they got code from a third party.

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