FILE SERVERS. "Share files between Windows and Linux with SAMBA".
Samba is an open source implementation of Server Message Block protocol (SMB). Allows networking Microsoft Windows ®, Linux, UNIX and other operating systems together, enabling access to Windows-based file and printer sharing. Using Samba SMB makes it look like a Windows server to Windows clients.
The last major release of Samba, introduces several improvements over earlier versions, including:
- High performance heterogeneous integrations files
- The ability to join a domain, Active Directory through LDAP and Kerberos protocol
- Acts as a domain member server in Active Directory
- Built-in Unicode support for internationalization
- Support for Windows client connections to Samba.
- Two documents developed by the development team Samba.org which includes a reference manual of over 400 pages and a manual implementation and integration of more than 300 pages.
- Serve directory trees and printers to Linux clients, UNIX and Windows
- Assist in network browsing (with or without NetBIOS)
- Authenticates connections to Windows domains
- Provides Name Resolution Windows Internet Name Service (WINS)
- Acts as an Primary Domain Controller (Primary Domain Controller PDC) Windows NT ®-style
- Acts as a Backup Domain Controller (BDC) for a Samba-based PDC