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How to get Windows and Linux to cooperate on the network

Aug 05, 2010, 13:06 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

[ Thanks to Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols for this link. ]

""East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet," is a line from Rudyard Kipling's The Ballad of East and West. It could also apply to Windows and Linux. If you don't know what you're doing, getting the two to meet on the network can seem like it's almost impossible. Fortunately, it has gotten easier over time.

"It's not a job though for an average Linux administrator or a Windows Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) who's still wet behind the ears. While parts of it, such as sharing files and printers across a network between Windows and Linux systems, are simple enough, bridging the gap between Active Directory (AD) and Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) requires some serious network engineering."

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