Subject: Re: Keith Bostic: MS Press Release - Common Internet File System (CIFS) (fwd)
To: Olaf Seibert <>
From: Michael Graff <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/24/1996 16:35:30
>The problem is not the server, but rather the client. The Samba server
>knows perfectly well who is who and if they have given a password.
>However, the client side is required to make proper distinction between
>those users when communicating with the server. In fact, some products
>for Windos NT have trouble with that.
>For Unix usage, the client will have trouble asking the user for a
>password. If a GUI was always present, it could be done, but it isn't.
>FYI, we're using Samba here to serve files to a bunch of losedows boxes
>and it works ok for that purpose.

IMHO, this is just a simple attempt by Microshaft to close out some
more Unix machines.

``Gee, your system can't pop up a box and ask for a password?  Too

``Well, you can serve files, I guess you'll need to use Windoze NoT to
access all those public files on the net''

I really don't see the major FTP sites switching though.  :)  I can't
imagine wuarchive moving to just SMB-based file service.


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