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The SMB Blues

Sep 22, 2009, 21:06 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

[ Thanks to Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols for this link. ]

"First, Microsoft's proprietary take on it, SMB2, has real security problems. Next, Likewise has released a new open-source SMB/CIFS (Common Internet File System) file server software stack to share files among Linux, Mac, Unix and Windows computers, which, in the past, had been based on Samba, the popular open-source SMB server. Samba's leadership is not happy with this.

"To bring you up to speed, SMB was created by IBM to help make Windows-based file systems available on a network. It became extremely popular, Today, it's probably the most popular of all network file systems both for Windows and Unix/Linux systems."

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