CIFS kernel module bug

Steve French smfrench at
Sat Oct 1 17:14:35 MDT 2011

On Sat, Oct 1, 2011 at 3:22 PM, Jim McDonough <jmcd at> wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 1, 2011 at 3:53 PM, Anton Altaparmakov <aia21 at> wrote:
>> Hi Lars,
>> On 1 Oct 2011, at 16:07, Lars Müller wrote:
>>> On Sat, Oct 01, 2011 at 09:48:12AM +0100, Anton Altaparmakov wrote:
>>>> On 1 Oct 2011, at 01:34, J.P. King wrote:
>>>>> Anton will be asleep, so I'll attempt to answer this one.
>>>>>> What server code is the OES CIFS server running ? I thought Novell CIFS
>>>>>> services were all Samba based.
>>>>> We have been told by the people upstairs who run the server that it isn't.
>>>> It is not Samba based.  Like Apple, Novell have written their own since Samba decided to go GPLv3…
>>> (Potential) FUD alert. ;)
>> It wasn't deliberate!  It was just a guess as until recently I also though that OES just used Samba so when I two weeks ago found out that it didn't I just assumed that Novell must have written it recently and then drew the parallel to Apple and just assumed that it was an analogous case…
> I believe both are available on OES, samba and the CIFS server that
> has its origins in Netware.
>>> This Novell CIFS server existed before Novell bought SUSE.  And the
>>> decission to go with it instead of Samba had nothing to do with the move
>>> of Samba from GPL v2 to v3.
>> I stand corrected.  Thanks for the clarification!  From your signature I guess you would know a lot better than most.  (-:
>> Best regards,
>>        Anton
>>> Lars
>>> --
>>> Lars Müller [ˈlaː(r)z ˈmʏlɐ]
>>> Samba Team
>>> SUSE Linux, Maxfeldstraße 5, 90409 Nürnberg, Germany
>> --
>> Anton Altaparmakov <aia21 at> (replace at with @)
>> Unix Support, Computing Service, University of Cambridge, CB2 3QH, UK
>> Linux NTFS maintainer,

Key point is - we will fix the Linux cifs kernel client to make
reasonable workarounds for server bugs for something like this -
especially if the server is easy to download and/or test against (and
assuming it supports reasonable security - ntlmv2 and/or kerberos)



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