Hewlett Packard to support Samba Open Source DevelopmentJan 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:
Then click on the "Questions and Answers" link :
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.....