[Samba] Samba 3.2.0 - OS/2 divorced from connectivity

Felix Miata mrmazda at ij.net
Wed Jul 2 04:55:09 GMT 2008

On 2008/07/02 11:31 (GMT+0700) Rashid N. Achilov apparently typed:

> Instead of trying to convince to "carry a heavy cargo of compatibility" with 
> dead and completely unusable operating systems and programs, ask to more jobs 
> to finish Samba 4 and expanding Samba 3 to be a FULL analog with WinXP. 
> Legacy servers should be updated. Legacy operating systems shuld be updated. 
> IMHO, there is nothing to reason to support legacy products.

You know not of which you speak. It's easy to say this when you know nothing
about it.

Native OS/2 networking cannot be updated, because it is proprietary and its
proprietor IBM refuses to do so, having officially abandoned OS/2 over two
years ago. Yet, OS/2 maintains the best available desktop environment for
many users, and is still being sold, just not by IBM, or by the OS/2 name,
and not by anyone in position to update its legacy networking. For an average
OS/2 user, there simply is no acceptable replacement. The OS/2 user's only
hope is for its current vendor to someday drop its legacy networking and
replace it with samba. Until that happens, if it ever happens, OS/2 users
need either smbfs, or the CIFS timestamp, blocker bugs whether acknowledged
or not, fixed.

The fact is, smbfs works well enough with OS/2, as long the kernel isn't too
new to have retained smbfs support, and the distro hasn't dropped genuine
smbmount. That's a lot more than can be said of cifs.
"Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry."
				Ephesians 4:26 NIV

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