[Samba] Impact of bnetd judgment on Samba?

Aaron Grewell agrewell at uwb.edu
Wed Oct 6 15:56:10 GMT 2004

On Tuesday 05 October 2004 23:05, Alex Satrapa wrote:
> Just wondering if the decisions in the bnetd case might affect Samba at
> all?

The specs of the SMB protocol are public, so at least at present there's not 
much anybody can do.  The real question (which only time will answer) is 
whether or not MS will insert new patented technology into a newer version of 
the protocol.  Nobody really knows, but given the need for backwards 
compatibility the existing protocol is likely to be supported for the 
forseeable future anyway.  So I wouldn't worry (yet).

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