[Samba] Mac OS & Folder Timestamps

Nico Kadel-Garcia nkadel at gmail.com
Mon Jul 1 01:37:59 UTC 2019

On Sun, Jun 30, 2019 at 2:21 PM Jeremy Allison <jra at samba.org> wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 29, 2019 at 10:15:03PM -0400, Nico Kadel-Garcia via samba wrote:
> >
> > You have a Mac. As much as I appreciate Samba's power and
> > sophistication, especially to replace Active Directory controllers
> > with a powerful service today, do you have a compelling reason to use
> > CIFS over NFS? NFS, as life turns out, may not be as performant. I
> > acknowledge that CIFS has improved over time. But NFS mixed case
> > filesystems correctly, which CIFS never will for legacy reasons. (You
> > can't put two files in the same directory, one named "makefile" and
> > the other named "Makefile".) And it can be notably less complex to
> Well, that's not true for the planned SMB3+ UNIX extensions,
> which will allow this to work. There's a test tree on samba.org
> that implements this and Steve French's SMB3 kernel client is implementing
> the client-side of things. Steve (Samba Team member) works for Microsoft
> now, so whilst this isn't an official Microsoft endorsement of these
> changes, it is certainly a positive step for Linux.

That does sound interesting, and potentially quite useful. I assume it
requires support on both the fileserver and on the clients to support
successful handling of mixed case files.

> We're being much more careful than we were with the gung-ho SMB1
> UNIX extensions, paying much more attention to correctness and
> security, but it's a glimpse of where we're planning to get to.

That's great. Not yet in place for the MacOS CIFS mounting tools, though, right?

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