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ZDNet: Samba 2.2: your way to Windows file/print services

Apr 20, 2001, 09:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

Steven J. Vaugahan-Nichols reviews the latest version of the venerable Samba, calling it even more Windows-compatible:

"Samba has always done exceptionally well at enabling MS-DOS and Windows systems to use Unix file/print servers exactly as if they were NT servers....This new version enhances its basic abilities by enabling a Samba server to act as an authentication source for both W2K and NT clients."

"In addition, by integrating server-terminated leases (in Windows terms, oplocks) with Unix style network file systems (NFSs) on Linux 2.4 and IRIX platforms, Samba has vastly improved the ability to maintain data and lock integrity when sharing files between Unix and Windows systems."

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