Single binary to rule them all!

Jeremy Allison jra at
Tue Feb 19 11:24:12 MST 2013

On Tue, Feb 19, 2013 at 02:13:06PM +1100, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> In terms of nmbd, my hope is that we can sort out the last details
> missing from the source4 nbt server (given we went to the effort to
> write a new, clean nbt server), but even then we can start nmbd for
> now.  

"new and clean" doesn't necessarily mean "better" :-).

I've heard from OEMs that have switched to other smb fileserver
than Samba that they still ship and use nmbd because 'it just
works'. It really hasn't had to have any patches for a long
time, and for code that runs as root that's quite impressive.

Personally I'd rather move the few missing nbt parts into nmbd
and leave it as a separate daemon than try and work out all
the bugs again in a 'new and clean' codebase :-).


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