Additional Unix (Linux/POSIX) Extensions to CIFS

simo idra at
Tue Sep 16 12:36:06 GMT 2008

On Tue, 2008-09-16 at 08:10 +0200, Volker Lendecke wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 15, 2008 at 04:51:50PM -0500, Steve French wrote:
> > Has anyone given more thought to what additional "Unix Extensions"
> > (extensions for better POSIX compat. and additional features for Linux and
> > various Unix and Unix-like clients) are needed to the CIFS protocol?
> On a completely different topic: How are the unix extensions
> applied to SMB2?

At SambaXP I asked Microsoft if they left space for unix extensions.
They said they haven't thought about that, but they were open to discuss
(and maybe even implement in Windows) unix extensions for SMB2.


Simo Sorce
Samba Team GPL Compliance Officer <simo at>
Senior Software Engineer at Red Hat Inc. <simo at>

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