[Samba] Is it possible to build smb directly over ethernet?

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Sat Jan 14 17:35:34 GMT 2006

On Sat, Jan 14, 2006 at 07:09:05PM +0330, jik jikman wrote:
> Hi all,
> Is it possible to design a smb-like protocol to work directly over ethernet.
> I mean if we can omit tcp/ip overhead, we can achive a very high troughput
> substitute for small networks with less cpu utilization.
> I am searching for ways to bridge the gap between NAS and SAN systems, e.g.
> between SMB/CIFS and FC with volume sharing softwares like IBM sanergy.
> This will lead to good performance with less costs compared to FC SANs and
> even ISCSI SANs.

It used to exist - it was called NetBEUI :-). It has many disadvantages... :-).


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