Running samba on VMS

Boyce, Nick nick.boyce at
Mon Jun 23 14:00:08 GMT 2003

On 23 Jun 2003 at 11:29 Charles Kenyon wrote :

> If you know any body that has experience with samba on 
> open VMS for the alpha please could you forward contact details.

Do you mean you want to pay someone for consultancy ?
If so, have you seen

If you just want to ask technical questions to help you get Samba working,
then why not just fire away ?   Almost everyone on this list has
Samba-for-VMS experience.   (But be sure to give details of your precise

You should note that the VMS port of Samba has some degree of limitation
compared with the Un*x version, and there are particular wrinkles that need
to be taken account of.

But Samba-for-VMS is hugely cheaper and easier to administer than Hewpaq's
Pathworks product - we use it heavily at this datacentre, specifically for
simple file transfers between the Windows and VMS environments - we don't do
anything complicated ... like printing, or using Windows editors to edit VMS

Nick Boyce
EDS Southwest Solution Centre, Bristol, UK

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