Steven J. Vaugahan-Nichols reviews the latest version of the
venerable Samba, calling it even more Windows-compatible:
"Samba has always done exceptionally well at enabling MS-DOS and
Windows systems to use Unix file/print servers exactly as if they
were NT servers....This new version enhances its basic abilities by
enabling a Samba server to act as an authentication source for both
W2K and NT clients."
"In addition, by integrating server-terminated leases (in
Windows terms, oplocks) with Unix style network file systems (NFSs)
on Linux 2.4 and IRIX platforms, Samba has vastly improved the
ability to maintain data and lock integrity when sharing files
between Unix and Windows systems."