Chapter 15The Samba File Server
Samba is the Linux implementation of the networking protocols used to connect Microsoft operating systems. In a network of Microsoft Windows computers, file sharing is based on the Common Internet File System (CIFS), which was developed from the Server Message Block (SMB) protocol. Samba was developed as a freely available SMB server for all Unix-related operating systems, including Linux, and has been upgraded to support CIFS.
Samba interacts with CIFS ...