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InformationWeek: Windows 2000 Complicates Interoperability For Samba

Apr 06, 2000, 05:54 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Swoyer)

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"Samba, an open-source implementation of Microsoft's Server Message Block protocol that facilitates file-sharing between Unix or Linux systems and Windows clients and servers, is not immune to interoperability problems with Windows 2000. The Samba.org group estimates thousands of users use the technology."

"But when Microsoft released Windows 2000, it made changes to the Remote Procedure Call authentication protocol that let Samba version 2.0.5 interoperate with Windows NT 4.0. As a result, the free, open-source Samba client was temporarily unable to interoperate with Windows 2000--until Samba Team developers released version 2.0.6 of the software. The Samba Team is made up of about 20 programmers who voluntarily support the open-source tool."

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