|[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]|
Hello all - This past weekend I read the list of new OS X Lion features (250+) that Apple has publicly made available on this web page: http://www.apple.com/macosx/whats-new/features.html I found this item to be new: http://www.apple.com/macosx/whats-new/features.html#networking > SMB with *DFS* > Lion supports *DFS* URLs, drill-down, failover, and reconnects when connecting to Windows file servers. I just ran a Spotlight search on the indexed contents of all of my copies of the Mac OS X Server 10.6, and Mac OS X Server 10.5 PDF documents and I can't find one instance of a mention of "DFS". This strikes me as a change by Apple in terminology. Why, in OS X Lion in the year 2011, would Apple suddenly begin to make a reference to DFS but historically they opted not to do so? Does anyone have a URL to a good reference from an authoritative source on precisely what DFS is, what its history is and so on? I looked briefly at the Wikipedia page on it and it was clear as mud IMHO (a reminder that Wikipedia is not the be-all end-all). I guess there must be some authoritative document about DFS and its history on the Microsoft web site but for those of us (like me) who have been living in a UNIX / Linux only world the past ten years or so and never touched Windows servers and so on, if anyone here on this mailing list who knows about and deals with DFS can provide a link with authoritative information that would be greatly appreciated and much much better than relying on Wikipedia or digging around Microsoft's web site monstrosity! Thank you! -Serg _______________________________________________ Do not post admin requests to the list. They will be ignored. Macos-x-server mailing list (email@hidden) Help/Unsubscribe/Update your Subscription: This email sent to email@hidden
Visit the Apple Store online or at retail locations.
Copyright © 2011 Apple Inc. All rights reserved.