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The easiest way to set up Samba for file-sharing

Sep 29, 2010, 13:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Vincent Danen)

"Samba, Apache, and MySQL are probably the biggest open source projects found on Linux (aside from the Linux kernel itself, of course). All three have really elevated Linux for use in home networks and corporate environments.

"With them, anyone can have a file and print server, a Web server, or a database. All three come with pretty much every Linux distribution you can find.

"The most ubiquitous of the three is probably Samba, because it and the functionality it provides is found in every operating system. Linux, OS X, the BSDs and others use Samba. It is directly compatible with Windows because it uses the Windows file and print sharing protocols to allow for sharing Windows file systems on Linux and vice versa."

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