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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Apple's neglected Samba for the three years or so since it went GPL3.. of course it's buggy as all get out because they haven't bothered to give you any of the Samba updates since. You can thank Apple for leaving your system vulnerable the last several years too.

But, given the focus they put on there own products, the in-house developed replacement should be very usable when it ships (or did it ship already?). I don't see the inhouse implementation leaving you without updates for several years either so that's a bonus.

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