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Take Control of Sharing Files in Leopard by Glenn Fleishman

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Share with Samba

As you may recall from SMB or Samba, earlier, Samba is how Windows shares files, and Leopard's version works in a way that Windows and other Samba clients are quite happy with.

There are just two issues to be concerned about: turning on Samba accounts, and dealing with odd characters.

Extra step due to weak passwords

Leopard (and Tiger before it) likes to remind you that SMB passwords are stored in a less-secure manner than other network and system passwords. Both versions of Mac OS X have you go through an additional step to enable accounts to share via Samba because if the password is cracked for Samba, that's the same password that could be used for remote access to your computer or allow someone with physical access full privileges ...

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