[Samba] Very Slow!

Brian McGrew brian at visionpro.com
Fri Aug 29 18:27:57 GMT 2008

On 8/29/08 11:16 AM, "Jeremy Allison" <jra at samba.org> wrote:

> On Fri, Aug 29, 2008 at 12:54:53PM -0500, Gregory Carter wrote:
>> Oh, and BY THE WAY.
>> I do not want to be a total cynic, but you are expecting samba to
>> replace a software product that the SuSE corporation directly receives
>> MILLIONS in contributions from, said vendor of product it is replacing.
>> (Microsoft.)
>> SuSe would be the absolute LAST linux distro I would use for any sort of
>> samba integration.
>> If I did use it for that purpose, it would be compile from source or I
>> would audit the samba source code first.
>> Who KNOWS what those millions have provided in those "special extra
>> features" Microsoft would like to see in the SuSe customer distro that
>> right now could be giving you a lot of headaches.
>> It is only a matter of time before Microsoft starts influencing the
>> packaging decisions for SuSE.
> Whilst my opinions on the Microsoft / SuSE deal are well
> known, I think this is unfair to the hard-working engineers
> at SuSE who produce a first-rate Samba distribution.
> Lars and Jim at SuSE are both Samba Team members, and there is no
> question of any corruption or source code changes in SuSE
> that are detremental to Samba.
> Whilst not getting into distro-wars, worries about the
> state of Samba in SuSE is *NOT* a reason to change your
> distribution from SuSE to any other.

No distro wars... And I don't want to stray off topic...  I'm the sole IT
guy managing 500 workstation worldwide and about 40 servers...  When I get a
new server, I use whatever distro is best supported by the hardware vendor.


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