SMB Interoperability Lab at sambaXP 2021

As part of sambaXP 2021 an SMB Interoperability Lab (IO Lab) will take place online from Wednesday to Friday (May 5th 3:00 pm to 7th 9:00 pm). During the lab participants work together and test, identify and fix bugs in a collaborative setting. This IO Lab is sponsored and featured by Microsoft.

The virtual sambaXP 2021 itself is set for May 4 to 6. Tickets are available on the conference website, participation in sambaXP as well as the IO Lab is free of charge. The call for papers is also still open.

The purpose of this IO Lab is for vendors to bring their implementations of SMB3 to test, identify, and fix bugs in a collaborative setting with the goal of providing a forum in which companies can develop interoperable products. The 2021 SMB3 IO Lab will be held online using a virtual private network, creating a collaborative framework for testing.  The participants of the IO Lab work together to define the testing process, assuring that objectives are accomplished.

The IO Lab offers access to:

  • The latest Windows client and server software from Microsoft, including test suites that help verify interoperability on various features of SMB protocols
  • Technical support from SMB engineers to look at traces and help with diagnosing problems
  • IO Lab participants are covered by a non-disclosure agreement and access is restricted to registrants only

Please register if you are interested in attending and see the agenda for upcoming new details during the next weeks.

Note from the Organizer

If you are reluctant to participate because you feel that your SMB implementation is "not ready", you should still participate! The SMB Interoperability Lab is also a development opportunity, not just a testing opportunity. Implementations still in development are encouraged to participate.  It's a great opportunity to get help and learn from the experts!

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