Samba file system translation

Posted on 2004-10-01
Last Modified: 2010-04-20
Can/does it do it? i.e. if i have a Samba server in a mixed environment of Win98 and > Win98, is it necessary to have a FAT32 filesystem for the clients to use, or can i use Ext2 and have Samba translate for the clients?
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tanelorn earned 125 total points
ID: 12199520
no,  not at all,

you can have whatever file system you like on the samba box.  the operating system on the server takes care of talking to the disk.


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ID: 12199528

much the same way that a win98 machine can use the ntfs disks on a windows server..

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ID: 12200750
OK. Thought so, but somehow doubts crept in ;-)

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