The SMB Blues
Sep 22, 2009, 21:06 (3 Talkback[s])
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"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."