[Samba] Samba vs Windows SAK

John Horn jhorn1 at security.ci.tucson.az.us
Mon Mar 17 22:24:04 GMT 2003

This isn't the first time I've seen MS stuff 15 pounds of horse manure in a
nine pound sack.

On 2003.03.17 15:11 Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> On Tue, 2003-03-18 at 05:45, erx wrote:
> > Has anyone seen this:
> > http://www.microsoft.com/windows/Embedded/sak/evaluation/compare/advantage.asp
> > 
> > And has anyone from the Samba team posted a response? It seems like
> some of
> > the information presented there is contrary to what I know about Samba.
> When that paper was written, it was actually relatively accurate.  The
> thing I enjoyed most about it was the fact that we now had a very nicely
> packaged 'todo' list.
> As JHT points out, we are pretty well finished on getting that TODO list
> done!
> Other items on the list came down to 'too much choice v MS picks it for
> you', and still others picked out things that really were just plain
> silly - like the different AC v LT quotas (that mess was insane!).
> Finally, there is one point that they make well:
> If you are a vendor, and you chose Samba, you have the costs of
> integrating it into your environment - but they neglect to mention that
> you also have the opportunity to integrate it into your environment -
> not integrate your environment into it!
> (This is what makes a Samba NAS more than a rack-mounted Windows install
> IMHO).
> Andrew Bartlett
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John Horn
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