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InformationWeek: Windows 2000 Complicates Interoperability For Samba

[ Thanks to Jeremy
Allison
for this link. ]

“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.”

Complete
Story