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O'Reilly Network: Big Scary Daemons: Experiments in SMB

Jul 16, 2000, 15:53 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Lucas)

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"As a FreeBSD user in a Windows world, one of my big problems is accessing resources shared out on NT machines. Sharity-Light works, but its licensing is restrictive and the program isn't well-maintained. You can use smbclient from the Samba suite, but its FTP-style interface isn't all one could ask for."

"The FreeBSD Project's Boris Popov has been working on Samba filesystem support, so that a BSD user can mount a Windows share on a FreeBSD machine. This system is smaller than the whole Samba suite and is well-maintained. Its BSD license opens the way for whole new groups of embedded products."

"The SMBFS kernel module is beta software. It needs testing in a variety of environments before it can be committed. If you've ever wanted to help test a module before it goes into production, this is your chance. Almost everyone has an NT or Windows system they'd like to access from a BSD machine."

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