[Samba] Re: OT: Is "Samba" an acronym?

JLB jlb at twu.net
Thu Mar 3 17:12:15 GMT 2005

On Thu, 3 Mar 2005, Gerald (Jerry) Carter wrote:

> JLB wrote:
> | Is Samba an acronym? Below it's written
> | in all-caps (i.e. "SAMBA"). Should it be thus?
> The (true) urban legend is thus:
> $ grep -i ^s.*m.*b.* /usr/share/dict/words
> So it is more of a proper noun.

Hmm. Hasn't SMB been renamed CIFS?

grep -i ^c.*i.*f.*s.* /usr/share/dict/words

Maybe the next version of Samba should be rechristened "Californians". Or
"Cliffs". Or even "Coniferous"!

OK, I'm just getting silly now.

J. L. Blank, Systems Administrator, twu.net

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