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Linux vs NT

laeuchli
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Hi, I am intrested in useing linux as the sever for a small network. I want to be able fill the place of NT on the network(things like setting perrmions and stuff). The network will have only  win95 and win98 machines on it. Thanks.
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What is samba, and where can I get it?

rbr

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samba should be distributed with your Linux distribution. If not connact an linux ftp server (e.g. http://www.delix.de/) to get one.

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Well what is samba.

Samba is the implentation of the SMB (over TCP/IP) protocol on any flaviour of UNIX.
It allows to connect for example WinXX to a fileserver via SMB (ports 137, 138, 139). You don't need any additional software on
the clients, just install Samba on the fileserver (you UNIX machine), you then can browse the Network Neighborhood accessing your UNIX fileserver.

Any other questions?

You may find a more detailed answer to your last comment at
 http://samba.anu.edu.au/samba/  ;-)
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