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Hewlett Packard to support Samba Open Source Development

Jan 13, 2000, 06:04 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jeremy Allison)

Samba team member Jeremy Allison finds an obscure but convincing reference on the Hewlett Packard Web site. -- lt ed.

[ Thanks to Jeremy Allison for this report. ]

See the Web page on HP's new product, CIFS/9000:

http://www.unixsolutions.hp.com/products/cifs.html

Then click on the "Questions and Answers" link :

http://www.unixsolutions.hp.com/products/cifs_qa.html

You'll find the quote :

"Q: Is the server side of CIFS/9000 based on Open Source Samba?

A: Yes. HP is committed to submitting CIFS/9000 enhancements back to the Open Source community."

Hmmm. This is the first we've heard of this (rather good news though, if it's true :-). This is also the *only* mention of Samba on the entire product site, even though it looks like the entire server part of the product is based on Samba :-) :-).

It is intended to be shipped as part of every HPUX system from March 2000 onwards.

More as I find out more.....

Regards,

Jeremy Allison,
Samba Team.