Hi Jim

We've actually tried Samba and have wrapped some commands around it - it's really fast, according to my boss.

And he has put in a requirement through the ISV Advisory - so far, it is not being done, and little hope for anything.

So, yes, please put in requirements for this, everyone.

I don't have the details of our implementation, but Richard could say something about it, or I can find out - in a while! Preparing presentations for our user group conference for later today - uffda!!

And this isn't a <verndor response>!


On 9/19/2012 6:42 AM, Jim Oberholtzer wrote:
First it's my understanding that IBM donates a very significant amount
of code to Samba, at one time most of the Samba team were IBM employees
dedicated to only Samba. Same with Apache. This may be days gone by
but I think IBM donates significantly to the Open Source community.

More to the point, If Samba is superior to NetServer and you would like
it to run on IBM i, then there are two things to do. First try it. I'm
not confident it will work straight away but it's an interesting idea.
Tomcat works, why not Samba? Second and more importantly put in a
requirement to have it on IBM i. If there is sufficient call for it,
I'll bet it gets done.

Jim Oberholtzer
Chief Technical Architect
Agile Technology Architects

On 9/18/2012 6:31 PM, Argia Sbolenfi wrote:
2012/9/19 Matt Olson<Matt.Olson@xxxxxxxx>:
I had just assumed that they were using Samba. Why on gods green earth would they re-invent the wheel. I thought NetServer was essentially using Samba under the covers.
If Netserver was Samba, perhaps Winbind would be available on iOS too.
I've never understood why there's no Winbind on IOS, technical or
commercial reasons..?

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