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samba and its alternative ?

why we prefer to use samba and what is alternative for samba ?
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aashee
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gnurlCommented:
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,
gnurl
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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.
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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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