Simon,  Why bother with a port of SAMBA.  As I sat here tonight during a
slooowww v4r5 upgrade I decided to see if I could grab the latest samba
binaries and toss( actually FTP ) them on my v5r1 system and run under the
PASE environment.

OK so far...  I point my browser to
http://aixpdslib.seas.ucla.edu/misc/sambanew.html and grab the 4.3 binary.
FTP that sucker to the IFS and gunzip and untar it,  I think that can be
done in one step but as I was unsure of the syntax I did it in two.(didn't
want all kind of crud running around in the wrong dirs).

The toughest part, as I know very little about unix (just enough to be
dangerous), is to figure out the path stuff and the smb.conf file  That
thing is a monster.

The most amazing part is that the aix binaries are running, unchanged.  I
can NBTSTAT from my win2K system and see that it is responding.
Still can't get the shares to work.  I think it is userid/password related.
I'll have to keep digging.


-------------------------
 Bryan Dietz
3X Corporation

=====================================

Perhaps an AS/400 port of Samba would be the go?  I know it would suffer in
performance being implemented above the MI but surely it couldn't be any
slower than NetServer itself?  And if it supported any SMB client then that
may mitigate the performance aspect.  Who's interested?

Regards,
Simon Coulter.




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