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: OSX SMB goes from bad to worse?
by tyrione on Sat 26th Mar 2011 23:39 UTC in reply to "OSX SMB goes from bad to worse?"
tyrione
Member since:
2005-11-21

OSX's SMB implementation is already crap. I can't count how many kernel panics I've experienced because of it. Now, we're going to get an untested from-scratch replacement? Oh, Joy! Yet another step by Apple to prevent me from using Linux or Windows servers for Time Machine backups!


No. Lion's SMB2 implementation is orders faster than Snow Leopard or Leopard's support. Yes, all is relative until heavy numbers arrive.

You'll be happy.

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

No. Lion's SMB2 implementation is orders faster than Snow Leopard or Leopard's support.


Well, that's good as the Leopards do not support SMB2.

In any case do you know if they'll back port SMB2 to the earlier OS versions? It seems like they should to ensure a gradual transition, but Apple often doesn't support older OS versions with features from newer operating systems.

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_txf_ Member since:
2008-03-17

Apple often doesn't support older OS versions with features from newer operating systems.


Have they ever?

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