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Samba Isn't Enough For Sun

Nov 26, 2007, 18:15 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

"What does it take to have seamless Microsoft Windows file sharing and transfer capabilities on a *nix system? According to Sun Microsystems, it takes more than just Samba. The company aims to follow a different approach to Windows file interoperability with its new OpenSolaris CIFS Server and client applications. Though developed by Sun, the server and client utilize Microsoft's Common Internet File System (CIFS) protocol, which is sometime referred to as SMB (Server Message Block) and is the mechanism by which Windows files can be remotely accessed and transferred across a network..."

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