samba netbios / namedpipes domination: a comparison with linu x having a proprietary web server built-in

Jeremy Allison jra at
Tue Jan 8 12:50:04 GMT 2002

On Tue, Jan 08, 2002 at 03:36:55PM -0500, David Brodbeck wrote:
> While I understand that you feel Samba could be rewritten to make extensions
> easier (hardly a point I'd argue against), aren't you overstating your case
> a little?  You make it sound like they're in league with Microsoft in an
> effort to undermine open-source development, or something.  No one is
> stopping anyone from forking off a seperate version if they think they can
> do better.
> I'm sure you realize that while you may see Samba as an Important Political
> Weapon against the Great Satan Of Redmond, to many (probably most!) people
> it's simply a useful software package for getting work done.

Exactly. Plug-in's are great. Plug-in's will make what Luke
wants much easier. That was I can continue with "NOT CARING"
(which Luke thinks is an offence :-) whilst the people who
want to care about DCE/RPC named pipes can happily work within
that framework.


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