Jeremy Allison: Samba Officially Supported on Solaris

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted Jun 21, 2001


Jeremy Allison of the SAMBA Team writes:

Since VERITAS is too shy to announce it on the Samba lists (I think they don't want to spam people with commercials) I thought I'd mention it for them :-). Now people have a good business and technical response to doubts about running Samba on Solaris.

For everyone who has wanted an officially supported Samba on Solaris solution, supported by Sun, check out the VERITAS whitepaper at :

www.veritas.com/us/article/article-061901.html

Yes, it's Samba based (currently 2.0.9). VERITAS is working with us to add new stuff like MS-DFS and MMC support to 2.2 as well.

The reason I'm so pleased is that I've been trying to get Sun to officially support Samba for some time now (with the valliant attempts of Dave Collier-Brown and Don DeVitt at Sun) and now, with this joint announcement, they've done it !

Thanks to everyone at VERITAS and Sun who made this (finally :-) happen ! Special thanks to Tamir Ram and Shirish Kalele at VERITAS. Now people have a good business and technical response to doubts about running Samba on Solaris.

Regards,

Jeremy Allison,
Samba Team.

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