Open Source--it's not just for BSD and Linux anymore. Veritas Software Corp. is including the open source NT file/print server for Unix systems, Samba, in its Veritas File Server Edition, a high performance file server product for Sun servers.
This new program is the successor to Veritas Edition for NFS. It is meant to extend Veritas' ability to speed Network File System (NFS) transaction, Server Message Block (SMB), and bind multiple file servers into single virtual servers to both NFS and non-NFS equipped Windows computers.
Samba, which provides quick file services, is an integral part of this package. Samba will bring full NT SMB file services, print services and NT domain services to the Solaris platform.
Jeremy Allison, a prominent member of the Samba Team, comments, "This is something the Samba Team have been working on for a while behind the scenes, and it's great to see another company adopt Open Source in their product."
Veritas File Server Edition is available from Veritas' reseller program.