Yesterday I went along to the sheflug meet where they had a talk by Jeremy Allison. It was good, for those that don’t know Jeremy is one of the lead developers in the cool Samba project. He gave us a good overview of the history, internals and future of Samba. Lots of work going on in version 3.x and 4.x looks interesting, its going to be a re-rewrite from the ground up. It was a good Q & A session also with some good ones coming from the floor, the cifsvfs looks cool, Jeremy seemed to be claiming that it will replace nfsv4 as the Unix to Unix remote filesystem of choice. A few other things that are on the roadmap that is good news to me is support for Group Policy Objects and LDAP Based configuration of Samba servers. While I was parking up a lady of the night (or day, as it was 1.30 in the afternoon) somehow mistook me for a customer as she asked me if I wanted any ‘business’, I don’t know whether to be insulted or complimented.

On another note I need to stop eating out, have done some traveling with work the past few weeks and am really missing home food, even if its just chicken kievs and some oven chips…