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Byte.com: Windows 9x/NT Connectivity With SAMBA, Part II

Oct 04, 1999, 16:20 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tim Orbaker)

"Last month, we connected to shares on Windows computers. This month, we'll reverse the process and configure our Linux computers to be accessible by Windows computers."

"Windows networking is built around the concept of a browser. This is the function that allows you to point and click your way around the network rather than having to memorize what resources are available on the network. At the heart of this concept is the Master Browser."

"The Master Browser is the computer that constructs, maintains, and distributes the list of network resources. Windows computers, by default, compete actively for this role. This process is designed to ensure that the newest browser code maintains the list..."

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