SAMBA architechture

Richard Sharpe sharpe at
Fri Jan 25 09:23:05 GMT 2002

Christopher R. Hertel wrote:

>>Hi everybody, 
>>Can any body suggests some links, tutorials, books, where I can get
>>Information about following?
>>*	SAMBA architecture diagram, architecture details, any information on
>>      the architecture.
>>*	design aspects related to SAMBA
>>Thanks and Regards, 
>>mohan srinivas.
>You're suggesting that maybe Samba has a design?  Please keep in mind what
>we've been given to work with.  SMB/CIFS is a nasty, wiggly, wormy
>protocol.  Every time you figure out how one bit works, you have to spend
>weeks, months and years figuring out and handling the exceptions.

This may sound harsh, but my take on this is that these guys are looking 
to do an Appliance based on Samba, but don't want to put in the hard 
yards figuring out something about the software :-(

So, the source is not enough, they want free consulting from us to help 
them get up to speed :-( Sheesh!

Richard Sharpe, rsharpe at, LPIC-1,, SAMS Teach Yourself Samba 
in 24 Hours, Special Edition, Using Samba

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