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Sharing Files with Samba

Samba is one of those open source projects that seems to have been around as long as people can remember (like the Linux kernel or the Apache web server). It also is a showcase of what open source software is capable of doing. Samba started as a file and print server for Windows clients, but it has grown up into a project that provides a bridge between Linux and Windows and makes these platforms integrate as tightly as possible.

In practice, Samba is almost always used as a file and print server. From a Windows machine, a Samba server will look like any other Windows machine that is providing shares on ...

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