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A Practical Guide to Ubuntu Linux (Versions 8.10 and 8.04), Second Edition by Mark G. Sobell

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23 Samba: Linux and Windows File and Printer Sharing

Samba is a suite of programs that enables UNIX-like operating systems, including Linux, Solaris, FreeBSD, and Mac OS X, to work with other operating systems, such as OS/2 and Windows, as both a server and a client.

As a server, Samba shares Linux files and printers with Windows systems. As a client, Samba gives Linux users access to files on Windows systems. Its ability to share files across operating systems makes Samba an ideal tool in a ...

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