Re: CIFS kernel module bug

From: Steve French
Date: Sat Oct 01 2011 - 19:14:52 EST

On Sat, Oct 1, 2011 at 3:22 PM, Jim McDonough <jmcd@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 1, 2011 at 3:53 PM, Anton Altaparmakov <aia21@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> 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. ÂLike Apple, Novell have written their own since Samba decided to go GPLv3â
>>> (Potential) FUD alert. ;)
>> It wasn't deliberate! ÂIt 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
> I believe both are available on OES, samba and the CIFS server that
> has its origins in Netware.
>>> This Novell CIFS server existed before Novell bought SUSE. ÂAnd 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. ÂThanks for the clarification! ÂFrom your signature I guess you would know a lot better than most. Â(-:
>> Best regards,
>> Â Â Â ÂAnton
>>> 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,

Key point is - we will fix the Linux cifs kernel client to make
reasonable workarounds for server bugs for something like this -
especially if the server is easy to download and/or test against (and
assuming it supports reasonable security - ntlmv2 and/or kerberos)


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