Category Archives: Samba

The Samba Fileserver suite.

Samba in the Wild

Every now and again, Samba shows up somewhere unexpected.

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Shanghai SMB3 Plugfest 2013

A Plugfest is a gathering of geeks; an opportunity for developers from different organizations to get together and throw virtual snowballs at one another’s products to see what breaks.  Plugfests are supposed to be fun, but also productive.  Participants learn … Continue reading

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2013 SNIA SDC Report

Once more unto the Storage Developer Conference This was the 10th anniversary year for the SDC.  It also marked my 15th anniversary as a Samba Team member and my 16th year attending what was originally known as “the CIFS Conference”.

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Does This Count Against My Fifteen Minutes?

Geeks like to gather together in large groups, sort of like schools of fish or herds of four-legged grass-eating cheetah snacks. Perhaps it’s a primordial instinct. Perhaps we feel safer that way. Perhaps that’s why we go to conferences.

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Samba in the Wild

For Samba fans who also like Japanese cuisine…

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My Smiling Face

I was interviewed for a Wired Magazine blog entry recently, which is way-cool. It’s not every day that I make it into the news. They wanted a picture, so I gave them two and they decided to use the head-shot. … Continue reading

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…Now Carefully Put the Genie Back Into the Bottle

Developers at Microsoft have submitted patches to Samba. ‘Nough said.

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2011 SNIA SDC Report: Summary

The 2011 SNIA SDC: Storage Developers Circus The annual Storage Developers Conference is kind of like a five-ring circus.  There are way too many tracks to follow, all going on at once and all interesting to varying degrees to varying … Continue reading

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2011 SNIA SDC Report: Wednesday

Wednesday was a mix.  Microsoft continued to provide SMB2.2 information, and there were also presentations by Samba members.

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2011 SNIA SDC Report: Tuesday

Today was Microsoft’s day. …but it was a good day.  Microsoft demonstrated their new SMB2.2 implementation which, despite the fact that it is very early pre-beta code, worked impressively well.

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