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I have been working with SuSE for a couple of months now and from my standpoint I feel Linux's weakness is in a network/domain environment. My problem with Linux is ...
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- 12-03-2004 #1
- Join Date
- Nov 2004
Samba is ruining Linux
1. Unknown error condition in stat : Network is unreachable
2. The process for the smb://(machine name) protocol died unexpectedly
There was over 10,000 references to these errors and pages and pages of people complaining over these problems with either fixes that didn't work or no fix and them stating they've abandoned their testing and are moving on to other tasks. In most cases these people gave up on it and wen't back to Windows. So in a nutshell samba is killing future Linux customers due to there disenchantment and turning them back to Windows. When I saw the SuSE distro I was very impressed with their accomplishments. They have a very polished and professional distro. Just like so many other people who saw Linux, they were sold until samba screwed SuSE by creating sub-par networking. Samba's the weak link in the Linux puzzle, if SuSE was smart they would dump them for good and go in-house before they ruin their future customer base.
I work in IT and alot of people would love to get heavier into Linux in general. Basically all of their biggest gripes are over networking problems. People who need domain functionality would have totally abandoned Linux if it hadn't been for smb4k giving the fix they needed unlike Samba, so you have them to thank for keeping a small number of companies from totally scrapping the Linux game entirely for another 5 years which is what Linux doesn't need right now.
- 12-03-2004 #2
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- Mar 2003
Excellent points. Feel free to join to Samba development team.
JeremyRegistered Linux user #346571
"All The Dude ever wanted was his rug back" - The Dude
- 12-03-2004 #3
Re: Samba is ruining LinuxOriginally Posted by cat-21
The RH machine is an internal ftp and file server.