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[2]: hmmm
by lemur2 on Sun 27th Mar 2011 22:11 UTC in reply to "RE: hmmm"
lemur2
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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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