OT: Re: [Samba] Researching possible windows solutions...

Mark Rutherford 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 
> experience).
> 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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