The Australian hacker has been working on pushing Samba beyond the POSIX world and figuring out what work needs to be done to get Samba to support new filesystems such as XFS, ext3, and Storage Tank. The answer is nothing less than a complete rewrite of Samba’s smbd code, which has become his latest pet project. Here’s an interview with Andrew Tridgell on his latest Samba rewrite.
Andrew Tridgell Talks About Taking Samba Beyond POSIX
Submitted by Frank 2003-04-17 Internet 2 Comments
Samba is not only great on file and print services, but it’s also shining on other stuff like user authorization.
Now I need to find a way to put a Samba 3.0 server here in the office
Awesome, an smbd rewrite. I was starting to get worried I’d run out of remote roots.