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Oct 24, 1999, 17:28 (1 Talkback[s])

"SMB, or server message block, is the file sharing protocol developed by Microsoft. Samba is the Unix/Linux verion of SMB, and is completely compatible with Microsoft's implementation. You can run Samba from Linux and have every other computer interact with it as though it were Windows with file sharing enabled."

"Samba is available with most distributions of Linux. If you don't have it, you can download it for free from It includes tools such as the servers, smbd and nmbd, as well as tools for accessing other computers' files and printers, such as smbclient and smbmount. One important file that needs to be present is /etc/smb.conf. This is where the smbd server reads all of its configuration information from..."

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