Michael B.Allen mballen at
Tue Jul 30 01:07:03 GMT 2002

Don't  you  think  it's  kind  of  funny  that  Leach  and Naik aren't even
mentioned in the acknowledgements? And they put a Copyright 2001, 2002 SNIA
in  there? This document is a big turd. There are major grammatical errors,
technical  inaccuracies,  and huge holes that aren't even mentioned (what's
the  number of seconds between 1601 and 1970 again?). How about this gem on
page 1:

    "Adoption  of  a  common  file sharing protocol having modern semantics
    such  as  shared  files,  byte-range  locking, coherent caching, change
    notification, replicated storage, etc. would provide important benifits
    to the Internet community."

What  a load of crap! Who's going to run a CIFS server on the internet? DCE
on  top  of  Transactions  on  top  of SMB in front of empty 4 byte NetBIOS
headers?  No  thanks!  Don't  you  think  it would be worth mentioning that
SMB_COM_COPY  doesn't  even  work?  There's *nothing* about DCE/RPC in here
except  for  some incomprehensible banter about PDUs. The only stuff that's
accurate  is  the  original  Leach/Naik  content.  The  few  corrections  I
submitted  have  not  been  fixed so why bother to contibute anything? This
document  is an excuse for the different shadowy clicks to get their little
two-bit  extensions in. And the funny thing is the extensions will never be
implemented  by Windows servers so they're nearly pointless. I wish someone
would do a real analysis and write some practical documentation.

Sorry. Needed to be said,

On Mon, 29 Jul 2002 14:50:26 -0500
"Christopher R. Hertel" <crh at> wrote:

> Mike,
> I sent a message to your address.  The SNIA CIFS TR is at:

A  program should be written to model the concepts of the task it
performs rather than the physical world or a process because this
maximizes  the  potential  for it to be applied to tasks that are
conceptually  similar and more importantly to tasks that have not
yet been conceived. 

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