Thursday, April 19, 2007

Samba, doit-on présenter cette solution?

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Opening Windows to a Wider World

What is Samba?

As the front page at says, "Samba is an Open Source/Free Software suite that provides seamless file and print services to SMB/CIFS clients." Samba is freely available, unlike other SMB/CIFS implementations, and allows for interoperability between Linux/Unix servers and Windows-based clients.

Samba is software that can be run on a platform other than
Microsoft Windows, for example, UNIX, Linux, IBM System 390, OpenVMS, and other
operating systems. Samba uses the TCP/IP protocol that is installed on the host
server. When correctly configured, it allows that host to interact with a Microsoft
Windows client or server as if it is a Windows file and print
The goal behind the project is one of removing barriers to

For more details on Samba or SMB, see:

  • Intro to Samba
  • SMB/CIFS Links
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