OT: Re: [Samba] Researching possible windows solutions...
mark at maunzelectronics.com
Wed Oct 4 19:48:25 GMT 2006
I have played a little with samba 4 and it looks really promising.
Seems like there is a long way to go with it,
(I'm gathering this from reading
Granted, this document has not been updated in just over a month, and I
have seen progress
being made as I 'svn up' every day just to see what new thing is
actually working :)
I personally am of the opinion that based on what I see now with samba
4, it will
have a substantial impact on the way we do things now.
I, for one cannot wait. (well, I have to wait I guess :D)
Aaron Kincer wrote:
> This could go way of topic quick. I'll simply say that in my
> professional opinion that if Samba 4 can get to a stable and usable
> version prior to Vista SP1, Samba will not just make an inroad to
> enterprises, but pave a 10 lane interstate. If it makes it before
> Vista gets out the door altogether, I can't fathom the potential
> impact as there are pet projects in data centers all over the place
> with Samba as it is now (based on anecdotal and non-scientific
> Rashkae wrote:
>> On Wed, Oct 04, 2006 at 12:12:46PM -0400, Aaron Kincer wrote:
>>> The EULA for XP Home explicitly states a maximum of five (5) users
>>> to connect for file/print sharing services. XP Professional is ten
>>> (10). This is software independent. Installing a Windows version of
>>> Samba (if one exists now or in the future) would not provide you a
>>> legal way around this limit even if it does provide a technical one.
>>> Bottom line is that legal validity notwithstanding, you can't use
>>> Samba as a bypass for these limits.
>> I find it deliciously ironic that Windows Networking got a huge head
>> start by bypassing Novell Client Access limiations. (ie, a single
>> Windows Server would connect to the Novell Server, and re-share the
>> data to all the clients on the network. MS was boldly advertising
>> this tactict.) I wonder if there's traction to do the same thing
>> with Samba :)
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