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SearchEnterpriseLinux: Samba Expert Digs into 3.0 Upgrade

Oct 03, 2003, 11:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jan Stafford)

"What are some core differences between Samba 2.0 and Samba 3.0?

"John Terpstra: Samba 3.0 offers some really exciting new functions, like the ability to seamlessly integrate native and mixed moved Active Directory for file and print sharing purposes, offering a sign-on for Unix and Linux clients into AD.

"Administrators should look at the Unicode support in Samba 3.0, which gives them globalization support. This really was a lot more difficult to do with Samba 2.0. Samba 3.0 gives you stable Windows 2000-, Windows 2003-type networking protocols, which is very important for people living on the bleeding edge of Microsoft technology.

"Also, an administrator can have multiple password back ends and multiple virtual file system modules, so that there's now a recycle bin on your Samba network drives. There is no need to ever lose a file again after it's been deleted..."

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