CIFS UNIX Extensions.

Jeremy Allison jra at
Wed Jan 9 17:45:02 GMT 2002

On Thu, Jan 10, 2002 at 02:17:18AM +0100, Urban Widmark wrote:
> I have a v2.0 of the "Byron Deadwiler Paper". Is that up to date?

Close, though I'm adding a few things :-).

> Regarding locking, smbfs can use the SMBlockingX stuff. It may not be
> posix and it may not be fcntl, but it does seem to work. At least for some
> simple cases.

Yeah I know. But it sucks for POSIX :-). I'm one of these anal
types that likes to do things *right* :-).

I do want to fix this properly soon....

> Not really easier, but would allow it to do a better job for people
> wanting to do linux-unix over smb.
> I have looked at it before, but as the only server supporting it was HPs
> samba version I never bothered doing anything with it. And it was not
> clear to me that everyone liked them ... ;-)
> (Long ago, things change)
> I will start playing with it once support is in samba.

Thanks, watch for the commit soon....


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