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Re: [SLE] Advice Needed re Home LAN, etc.
  • From: Anders Johansson <andjoh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 27 Apr 2002 00:41:46 +0200
  • Message-id: <200204270041.46571.andjoh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Saturday 27 April 2002 00:17, Anon. Coward wrote:
> Winduhs natively does administrative communication via their SMB protocol
> (Server Message Block). This was 'borrowed' by them from an archaic DEC
> messaging system.
> When Winduhs started communicating all over the place with SMB, one bright
> light remembered the old DEC protocol. He was able to fit this to *nix,
> back-engineer/tweak it to SMB and dubbed it Samba.
> Many of us thank you sir.

Not quite. First of all, the DEC Pathworks, that you're referring to, is newer
than SMB by about 6 years, and in fact used the IBM/MS SMB protocol.

Secondly, the engineer in fact set out to implement support for Pathworks. He
didn't "remember the old DEC protocol", he set out to support a brand new
type of network that used the older SMB protocol.

Thirdly, his name was Andrew Tridgell.

My info is from and

where is your info from?


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