[ubuntu-us-mn] *Saturday* Samba/CIFS at Penguins Unbound July 28th

Brian Dolan-Goecke briandg at Goecke-Dolan.com
Fri Jul 27 16:11:04 UTC 2012

This months PenguinsUnbound.com meeting will be
Saturday July 28th at TIES,
1667 Snelling Ave. N., St. Paul, MN 55108
from 10:00am to 12:00pm
(See the web site http://www.penguinsunbound.com for directions and more

*** Note, change in meeting room. We will be meeting in the Grand Hall 
over the garage. You will need to go in the usual door (Under the sky 
way on the west side of the building, and the take the stairs or 
elevator to the second floor and then go through the walk way over above 
the parking garage. ***

Samba/CIFS preseented by Christopher R. Hertel

Samba is twenty years old.  You'd think we'd all have given up and
gone home by now, but here we are still slogging away.  In those 20 
years, Samba has matured from a rebel upstart to an accepted standard 
implementation to a forgotten piece of infrastructure.

More recently, a lot of fancy new network filesystems have popped up.
Things like Gluster and Ceph and "cloud storage" in general promise to 
solve big data storage problems, access issues, and world hunger all in 
one go. How will a vintage protocol like SMB/CIFS keep up?

Is Samba even relevant any more?

Well, yes.  Yes, it is.

This talk will gloss over the following topics in general terms vague enough
that even the layman will want to ask obtuse questions:
   * Microsoft's latest SMB version: SMB3
   * Samba/CTDB clustering and other weird things Samba can mostly do now
   * Whither POSIX semantics and NFSv4+
   * How a Samba geek wound up with a two year contract from Microsoft

Chris Hertel is a long-haul member of the Samba Team (14+ years) who
actually lives in Saint Paul.  He is author of the book "Implementing 
CIFS" and (surprisingly) lead author of Microsoft's official SMB/CIFS 
protocol specifications.  He currently does stuff for Red Hat.

I hope to see you there!


If you can't make it you can use this url to stream the meeting.

You should be able to connect with either:
mplayer mms://rss2000.video.ties2.net:1800
vlc http://rss2000.video.ties2.net:1800

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