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Sunday, September 20 • 4:05pm - 4:55pm
Windows Interoperability Workshop

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Windows and POSIX are different, and bridging the gap between the two—particularly with Network File Systems—can be a confusing and daunting endeavor ...and annoying, too.

This tutorial will provide an overview of the SMB3 network file protocol (the heart and soul of Windows Interoperability) and describe some of the unique and powerful features that SMB3 provides. We will also point out and discuss some of the other protocols and services that are integrated with SMB3 (such as PeerDist), and show how the different pieces are stapled together and made to fly. The tutorial will also cover the general structure of Microsoft's protocol documentation, the best available cartography for those lost in the Interoperability Jungle. Some simple code examples will be used sparingly as examples, wherever it may seem clever and useful to do so.

Learning Objectives

Become familiar with the Windows Interoperability Ecosystem
Better understand Microsoft's Specifications
Identify Windows-specific semantic details

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Christopher Hertel

Software Senior Program Engineer, Samba Team / Dell Compellent
Christopher R. Hertel is a long-haul member of the Samba Team, founder of the jCIFS project, author of "Implementing CIFS: The Common Internet File System", and lead author of Microsoft's official SMB/CIFS protocol specifications. He has been working on Windows Ineroperability since... Read More →

Sunday September 20, 2015 4:05pm - 4:55pm PDT
Stevens Creek Room

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