CIFS to the UNIX Desktop (or the Death of NFS :-)"
Most network admins only want to support one protocol to the desktop. They have to support CIFS, so why make them add NFS ?
This talk will explore how the Samba server program and Linux CIFS client will work together to provide a full-features UNIX-to-UNIX remote filesystem to compete with NFS to the desktop.
Jeremy Allison is one of the lead developers on the Samba Team, a group of programmers developing an Open Source Windows compatible file and print server product for UNIX systems. Developed over the Internet in a distributed mannor similar to the Linux system, Samba is used by Multinational corporations and Educational establishments worldwide.
Jeremy handles the co-ordination of Samba development efforts worldwide and acts as a corporate liason to companies using the Samba code commercially. He works for the Hewlett-Packard Linux and Open Source Lab who fund him to work full-time on improving Samba and solving the problems of Windows and Linux interoperability.