Microsoft prohibits GPLed work via licensing of CIFS standards
markj at cloaked.freeserve.co.uk
Sat Apr 6 23:30:35 UTC 2002
Luciano Miguel Ferreira Rocha:
> > Will they still, if we have a better alternative?
> Most use samba because it's the best alternative for CIFS servicing, not
> because CIFS is the best remote filesystem.
Indeed. Samba has one feature that I can't replicate in another system
except right now: passworded mounting of a remote file store as the current
> > Surely Samba is normally used during migration.
> I don't think so. Some substitute win32 servers for free unix servers, but
> remain with win32 clients [...]
This is just a step along the migration pathway.
> Availability of more secure remote mounts [...]
> [...] trying to fight Microsoft then have to provide both server and
> clients with support for the same services.
I think that is the situation anyway.
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