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This is in aix 5.3.previously we used to have samba installed on aix and we used to share the files and folders(logs) of unix to  testers so that they dont have to log into the server..since smbd processes are using a lot of cpu and memory ..we are refused to use it..

this is very urgent and we need to have something that can share the files of unix aix to windows so that testers can see the logs
Is there any other thing that we can install on AIX 5.3 that will provide us the same thing as samba
I have been  asked to use CIFS..
I dont have the installable and I am in a different location from servers and I dont have access to the  installable..Can you please provide me the installable and as how to install it and how to configure it ..
If ithere is  any other thing other than CIFs which is as good as it..You can also provide me with that..the full installation and configuration steps'

Please provide me with the installable or the place where I can find ,and the installation and configuration steps ASAP

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by:woolmilkporc
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Hi again,

alas I can't give you the required CIFS filesets. They're IBM proprietary and every customer is
bound to a non-disclosure agreement.

You can download AIX filesets from your "Entitled Software Support" site if you have an appropriate contract.
Here is the link:
https://www-05.ibm.com/servers/eserver/ess/ProtectedServlet.wss

You'll need the filesets
bos.cifs_fs.rte
bos.cifs_fs.smit

Once installed, you can mount a Windows share on AIX so AIX can write the particular files (logs) to that share (directly or via periodic copy).
To mount a share, simply issue "smitty cifs_fsmnt" and provide the required values.
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Another option is installing "Windows Services for Unix" (SFU) on the Windows machine(s) to mount NFS shares exported from AIX there. NFS is installed on AIX by default (bos.net.nfs.client, this fileset contains the server functionality as well, despite its name).
Get SFU free from here - http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb496506.aspx
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Of course you could also go with rsync.
rsync for AIX is freely available on the toolbox or here: http://www.perzl.org/aix/index.php?n=Main.Rsync
rsync for windows (free): There is e.g. cwrsync - http://www.itefix.no/i2/node/10650 
or DeltaCopy - http://www.aboutmyip.com/AboutMyXApp/DeltaCopy.jsp 
Using rsync you can synchronize files and folders between AIX and Windows periodically.
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Finally there are commercial products. Let me just mention Hummingbird Connectivity Products (now OpenText): http://connectivity.opentext.com/products/data-integration.aspx
There are more of these, Google should find them.
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If you'd like to go with one of the above solutions, please let me know. I will assist you, if needed.

wmp
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by:aixtutorial
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I am sorry.I guess my question wasnt clear last time..My requirement is not for the mount or the share..
what usually i do is..we hae an installable for samba..using installp I install it and later in /opt/pware/lib/smb.conf I edit and give the path of the logs
Eg:
      [logs]    
       path = /informatica/logs
        read only = yes
        browseable = yes
        writable = yes
and the testers
in there local pc
\\hostname\
and they will be able to view the logs
can you please find anything..which could do like this once the logs has to be viwed on windows of the aix server..and the tester should be able to remove/wite the logs as I have metioned in the example above..

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That's what my comment was all about - I told you about alternatives to samba on AIX.
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