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CRN: Samba 2.0: A License To Kill NT?

Mar 30, 1999, 15:43 (4 Talkback[s])
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Thanks to Jeremy Allison for this link.

"Who needs an NT license? Not us! We tap into Windows' file and print service by running The Samba Group's Samba 2.0.x on Linux or other Unix systems."

"Samba enables users to use file and print services on a Unix machine exactly as if they were on an NT system, by employing Windows' own Server Message Block (SMB) protocol. The Samba program also empowers Unix users to utilize resources on NT domains even when Unix compatibility programs (such as Network File System gateways) aren't installed."

"...our informal tests with a Pentium-compiled Samba running on the Pentium-enabled, out-of-the-box Turbo Linux showed speed gains in excess of 50 percent over untuned Linux."

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