SSL negotiation protosol in CIFS

Rafal Szczesniak mimir at
Wed Aug 22 21:26:28 GMT 2001

On Wed, 22 Aug 2001, Andrew Bartlett wrote:

> On Wed, 22 Aug 2001, Michal Trojnara wrote:
> > Simo Sorce wrote:
> > > > Is SSL negotiation a documented protocol extension or just a proprietary
> > > > feature?  I'd like to add CIFS support to my stunnel program, but I
> > don't
> > > > want to create a derivative from Samba.
> > I'll try to make it clear:
> > 1. I wasn't able to find an open specification for SSL negotiation in CIFS.
> > 2. I'd like to add CIFS negotiation to my software
> > (
> Leaving to one side your misunderstanding of the GPL, there is no SSL
> negotiation that I know of, and none that is implmented in Samba.

I'm afaid it's rather our misunderstaning of the Michal's
question. I guess the original intention was to write sth
(based on samba code and experiences, or not) as the purely
commercial software (probably close source). I don't
condemn it, please notice.
Did I guess ? From this point of view, the GPL is indeed
"restrictive" (in a "traditional" manner of course) for the
producer of the software.


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