HP doing Samba ?

Mook, R.S. van (CIV) R.S.vanMook at civ.utwente.nl
Fri Jan 14 09:23:02 GMT 2000

I've been talking to HP about HP/CIFS (now CIFS/9000) since
early november because I'm working on a large scale implementation 
(>7000 users) of Samba as a domain controller here at the university,
but now my NDA has expired :)

CIFS/9000 basically consists of 3 parts:

- some HP-built ACL stuff (it's been unclear, but I think this is what they
refer to when talking about releasing source)
- Samba v2.0.latest
- a PAM module to authenticate against Samba.

There was some initial talk about carging a bucketload of money for it,
but now that they've decided to give it away with the OS I'm happy.



-----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
Van: Jeremy Allison [mailto:jeremy at valinux.com]
Verzonden: Thursday, January 13, 2000 3:57 AM
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Onderwerp: HP doing Samba ?

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.....


	Jeremy Allison,
	Samba Team.

Buying an operating system without source is like buying
a self-assembly Space Shuttle with no instructions.

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