GNU Linux File Servers for your heterogenous network – Windows or Linux. Samba is a Linux application that uses the SMB protocol (Server Messag
e Block). Windows and OS/2 use SMB for client-server net operations. By using this protocol, Samba enables Linux servers to join participate, comunicating with the same net protocol as Microsoft Windows’ products, and to provide the following services:
- File Sharing.
- Printer Sharing.
- Speed-up Windos clients, by acting as a viewer of the Net Clients.
- Authentication of the Windows clientes against a domain (PDC).
- Act like a WINS Server.