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samba and its alternative ?

why we prefer to use samba and what is alternative for samba ?
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Hi as I know samba is an "old" protocol,
CIFS would be the newer version.

But we use NFS, which is more reliable in my point of view (unix world).

Best regards,
Sikhumbuzo NtsadaSenior IT TechnicianCommented:
There is work around if you do not want to configure smaba:

Try "Likewise Open" google it and you will get nice tutorials how to set it up and use.
Pieter JordaanSenior Systems Administrator - Web hosting and Network Security.Commented:
For file access between Windows and Linux, Samba is the best.

Between Linux or UNIX machines, use NFS.
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