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Author Topic: Microsoft protocol access agreement  (Read 1201 times)

easuter

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Microsoft protocol access agreement
« on: December 22, 2007, 04:33:58 am »

Woohooo! Looks like another battle has been won:

http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story=20071220124013919

Thumbs up to Samba and the EU Commission  :D
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rbistolfi

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Re: Microsoft protocol access agreement
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2007, 05:28:32 am »

Very good news! I always though IBM was the owner of the smb protocol.
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Re: Microsoft protocol access agreement
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2007, 06:51:33 am »

Actually the smb protocol was from MS.

Samba from the founder and then the Samba team
the took over the Samba reverse engineered smb.

The would send packets then captured them and attempt
to duplicate rinse, repeat.

Which is the reason that Linux does not do the best in a
Windows server environment.

This should make things a whole lot easier. It will actually
allow the team to stop spending soooo much time on the
protocol sniffing. Win 2003 protocols were changed and
Server 2008 will be as well.

Bigpaws
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Re: Microsoft protocol access agreement
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2007, 07:02:36 am »

this is good news for the open source world  :)
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Re: Microsoft protocol access agreement
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2007, 10:47:56 am »

Woohooo! Looks like another battle has been won:

http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story=20071220124013919

Thumbs up to Samba and the EU Commission  :D

I'd like to see something like that happen here.
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