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From: Michael B. Allen (mballen_at_EROLS.COM)
Date: Wed Jul 31 2002 - 04:11:06 CDT
On Tue, 30 Jul 2002 10:55:06 -0500
"Paul W. Nelson" <nelsonTHURSBY.COM> wrote:
> > I wish someone
> > would do a real analysis and write some practical documentation.
> Do you think SNIA should provide a high quality CIFS spec? This is the
> impression that I got from your post.
I didn't think I said anything about a "spec". In fact I believe I said
there couldn't be a spec until there was a better practical understanding
of the protocol based on some form of emperical analysis.
> > This
> > document is an excuse for the different shadowy [cliques] to get their little
> > two-bit extensions in. And the funny thing is the extensions will never be
> > implemented by Windows servers so they're nearly pointless.
> Thursby provided the Macintosh extensions for the SNIA spec. Other server
> companies have implemented them. We could have just kept these to
> ourselves, but decided to document them for everyone in case someone was
> interested. Also, we needed to make sure that no one else uses the info
> levels that were reserved for us by Paul Leach. I don't see anything wrong
> with this information being in the SNIA document.
That's fine. I didn't say it was bad to document your extensions. I just
said the whole effort was an excuse for everyone to get their stuff in and
that it was largly a pointless exercise. Everyone understands very well how
these working groups operate. Companies don't pay people to work on these
projects out of the goodness of their hearts. They do it to ultimately
increase the companies market influence. Usually there's a little real work
that goes along with it that benifits everyone but I didn't see that in
-- A program should be written to model the concepts of the task it performs rather than the physical world or a process because this maximizes the potential for it to be applied to tasks that are conceptually similar and more importantly to tasks that have not yet been conceived.
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