Re: CIFS kernel module bug

From: Anton Altaparmakov
Date: Sat Oct 01 2011 - 15:53:35 EST

Hi Lars,

On 1 Oct 2011, at 16:07, Lars MÃller wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 01, 2011 at 09:48:12AM +0100, Anton Altaparmakov wrote:
>> On 1 Oct 2011, at 01:34, J.P. King wrote:
>>> Anton will be asleep, so I'll attempt to answer this one.
>>>> What server code is the OES CIFS server running ? I thought Novell CIFS
>>>> services were all Samba based.
>>> We have been told by the people upstairs who run the server that it isn't.
>> It is not Samba based. Like Apple, Novell have written their own since Samba decided to go GPLv3â
> (Potential) FUD alert. ;)

It wasn't deliberate! It was just a guess as until recently I also though that OES just used Samba so when I two weeks ago found out that it didn't I just assumed that Novell must have written it recently and then drew the parallel to Apple and just assumed that it was an analogous caseâ

> This Novell CIFS server existed before Novell bought SUSE. And the
> decission to go with it instead of Samba had nothing to do with the move
> of Samba from GPL v2 to v3.

I stand corrected. Thanks for the clarification! From your signature I guess you would know a lot better than most. (-:

Best regards,


> Lars
> --
> Lars MÃller [ËlaË(r)z ËmÊlÉ]
> Samba Team
> SUSE Linux, MaxfeldstraÃe 5, 90409 NÃrnberg, Germany

Anton Altaparmakov <aia21 at> (replace at with @)
Unix Support, Computing Service, University of Cambridge, CB2 3QH, UK
Linux NTFS maintainer,

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