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I've read a lot in several places that Apple will not be using Samba for as their SMB handler due to licensing changes making it unsuitable for use.

Can anyone that's taken the time to install a Lion preview (I do not have a Developer account) indicate if this is indeed the case, and most importantly, does it use SMB2? Working on Network Shares at work is painfully slow compared to my co-workers running Windows 7. Secondly, What does smbd -V report in Lion?

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closed as off topic by Philip Regan Jun 14 '11 at 20:58

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Technically they can't, as Lion is under the standard preview NDA. – Jason Salaz Jun 14 '11 at 20:22

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