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Linux.com: Learning to Samba - Part 1

Sep 19, 2000, 07:10 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Alex Pearsall)

"Yes, Samba! Samba is this very funky bit of software written by the Samba Team (www.samba.org). Samba uses the SMB (Server Message Block) open protocol to interface with platforms that support it natively (Windows NT, OS/2, GNU/Linux, Windows 95/98). Add-on's are available to VMS, Unix, Apple Mac's and all sorts of other platforms. But were not concerned with that at this moment. We are concerned with getting GNU/Linux to talk to Windows 9x/NT clients, and vice versa."

"This part of this article will cover the basic installation of the Samba package, and assumes that you have a fully functional GNU/Linux system with a network set up and running smoothly. Otherwise, what I tell you just plain won't work!"

"First off, get the Samba tarball source package. We will be using source in this example for a couple of reasons. Source compiled to match your specific computer is always faster than binaries, and it's always more fun to feel all cool and technical when the compiling code scrolls by! Download the Samba source from: ftp://ftp.samba.org/pub/samba/samba-2.0.7.tar.gz."

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