SambaXP update

Kai Blin blin at
Tue Apr 25 16:31:22 CDT 2006

Hi folks,

As SerNet and the Samba team has invited me to SambaXP, I thought I'd
give a short update on what happened here so far that is interesting for

The talks today were only mildly interesting from the Wine point of
view, but that chatting with the Samba folks in the breaks was really

I've talked to Steve French about exposing named pipes as file
descriptors or fifos and he thinks that should be doable. I have to
admit I'm not totally sure what those beasts are needed for, but Juan
asked me to bug Steve about. I guess his talk about using CIFS on linux
will be interesting, too.

On the SSPI/GENSEC side, I've talked to Andrew Bartlett and Jelmer
Vernooij about isolating GENSEC from the Samba code a bit more so it's
useable without pulling in too much of the other Samba code (which is
also GPL and not useable). They don't seem too happy about releasing
GENSEC under the LGPL either, but seem to prefer that to other, less
elegant solutions like a wrapper library or a stdio interface.

On the bright side, I managed to get Wine code to compile with GENSEC
using some quick hacks. That brings me a bit closer to a proof of
concept implementation the Samba people want to see.

The schedule for tomorrow will see more technical talks, and I'll
continue to hack on wine-gensec a bit, and of course I'll try to give
another report from the conference.


Kai Blin, (blin at gmx dot net)
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