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DominoPower Magazine: Sharing Linux drives with Samba

Nov 29, 1999, 23:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mark Lawson)

"If you want to be able to see your Linux directories on your PC, then Samba is for you. If you're a Windows person, you can make life easier if you can use Samba to access the disks on the Linux box as if they were on an NT server. Originally developed by Andrew Tridgell at the Australian National University, Samba implements the SMB (Server Message Block) protocol, allowing files and printers on Linux to be shared with clients such as Windows for Workgroups, DOS, OS/2, Windows NT and others."

"Simply put, Samba makes a Linux system behave as if it were a Windows NT box. This is very useful if you want to copy IDs or log files on and off your Linux box. It's also useful if you want to configure files using the familiar Notepad from the comfort of your PC or just look around. Here is the five-minute guide to Samba:

Make sure you have TCP/IP and Client for Microsoft Networks configured on your PC...."

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