Prequel project (Branchcache, PeerDist and associated protocols)

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Tue Aug 22 19:21:08 UTC 2017

On Tue, 2017-08-22 at 10:33 -0500, Christopher R. Hertel via samba-
technical wrote:
> Garming,
> I apologize for the disarray of the Prequel project.  There was very little
> interest in it beyond myself and José.  When I left Red Hat, I kind of left
> the project behind and moved on to other things.
> I have a more up-to-date tree in my home repository and have (for 2.5 years
> now) been meaning to move it to GitLab or GitHub or something.  Once I fix a
> couple more bugs, that is.

If you could push that out publicly, that would be very helpful. 
Ideally before you fix more bugs, just because we all know how life
gets between us and our good intentions :-)

> Let me know the level of your interest, I would be quite happy to pick this
> up again.

We at Catalyst have some interest from clients in this technology for
WAN acceleration of SMB3, and have been asked to evaluate the state of

Do you have any pointers on the touch points with SMB?  Presumably the
clients have to interact with the file server to coordinate or find the
initial chunks somehow?


Andrew Bartlett
Andrew Bartlett             
Authentication Developer, Samba Team
Samba Developer, Catalyst IT

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