Client for Samba Networks

Jeremy Allison jra at
Sun Dec 16 15:49:01 GMT 2001

On Sun, Dec 16, 2001 at 05:42:02PM -0600, Gerald (Jerry) Carter wrote:
> On Fri, 14 Dec 2001, Jeremy Allison wrote:
> > He does hit upon a very important point though. If such a thing were
> > enabled, it would have simplified the job of interoperability greatly.
> > In fact Samba might never have come into being.
> quickly you have forgotten PC-NFS.  The reason Samba is so
> popular is that it requires no client side changes.  As a former sysadmin,
> being able to control the server is much easier than trying to control
> Windows desktop clients.  In fact, think of what it would take to upgrade
> a redirector of a network of moderate size.  Now think of what it takes
> to upgrade 30 Samba servers to fix a interop problem with a new service
> pack.

I used to support PC-NFS for Sun. I still have nightmares about it... so
I definately can't forget it :-).

A free - *working* - nfs client for Windows would have changed things
greatly (IMHO :-).


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