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Windows 8 In Depth by Paul McFedries, Brian Knittel

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Samba Server Tools

Samba also includes tools and servers to make your UNIX system look just like a Windows-based network server; this capability lets your Windows computers use files and printers shared by UNIX systems.

The parameters for configuring Samba in a server capacity are contained in the file /etc/smb.conf on the UNIX host. The default file included with Samba has comments for every parameter to explain each one. Configuring the Samba server is beyond the scope of this book. However, we can offer a few pointers:

• Some OSs, such as Mac OS X, include a GUI tool to configure Samba file sharing. These tools make the job a lot easier.

• If you have to set up file sharing by hand, read the documentation and FAQs for your Samba version before ...

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