My point exactly.  That is the idea behind open source.  Not having to redo
code already existent.  If IBM took all the developers working on Netserver
and had them work on Samba instead, it would be a large benefit.

Adam Lang
Systems Engineer
Rutgers Casualty Insurance Company
http://www.rutgersinsurance.com
----- Original Message -----
From: "Goodbar, Loyd (AFS-Water Valley)" <LGoodbar@afs.bwauto.com>
To: <midrange-l@midrange.com>
Sent: Wednesday, December 19, 2001 2:42 PM
Subject: RE: Samba (was: OS-X vs. Windows)


> In one of the interviews I read with the Samba developers, that say that
the
> Samba code is, in a word, nasty. This is not the Samba team's fault
> necessarily, but is rather a combination of reverse-engineering the
> Microsoft protocol and "kludges" to make it work bug-for-bug compatible.
It
> seems to me that the Samba team and IBM are doing the same work twice. To
my
> knowledge, the protocol is undocumented outside Microsoft.
>
> Not to slam the IBM developers in any way, but I'm amazed that IBM got SMB
> working on the AS/400 as quickly as it did. IIRC, the Samba team has been
> working on theirs since 93-94. If Samba works with OS/2, then I believe
IBM
> should give serious thought to helping port Samba to the AS/400.
>
> Loyd





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