Samba: Gateway To Linux

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I have to agree that Samba may be the killer Linux app. In this blog, Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols writes “One of my favorite open-source applications is Samba. For me, it, and not Apache, is the Linux “killer” server app that I use all the time.”

Samba is the entry point for Linux into Windows networks. An awful lot of what does with Windows is simple file and print service and setting that up in Samba, integrated into an existing Windows domain is a matter of just a few minutes work. Need more file space but don’t want to pay the Microsoft tax for another set of CALs (client access licenses)? Pop in a PC, install a favorite Linux distro, and enable Samba. Done! On to the next project.

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  1. Have to agree with you. Without Samba, Linux would have little integration with Windows servers and other computers. The whole goal is to gain access and share documents with other users on the network. If you want to extend that access outside of the office take a look at http://www.sslbridge.com

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