"Samba is an open source project that allows Windows users to
connect to a Linux server from which to share data. If you are
looking for a simple, affordable home file server, or need more
disk space on your office network, a Linux server with Samba is the
way to go. Linux along with Samba offers a stable, secure
environment that is available at no cost, along with features such
as remote administration, immunity to Windows viruses, and the
ability to run on low-end machines. Here's how you can set up a
simple Samba server on Slackware for SOHO use.
"Most current Linux distributions, including Slackware 11, have
Samba already installed and running after the system boots. This
article assumes that Samba has been installed. The commands work
for Slackware version 11 and 10.2, and likely many other Linux
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