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Samba provides a complete replacement for Windows NT, Warp, NFS, or netware servers. Most common uses include:
- SMB server, to provide Windows NT and LAN Manager-style file and print services to SMB clients such as Windows 95, Warp Server, smbfs and others.
- NetBIOS (rfc1001/1002) nameserver, which amongst other things gives browsing support. Samba can be the master browser on your LAN if you wish.
- ftp-like SMB client so you can access PC resources (disks and printers) from unix, Netware and other operating systems
- tar extension to the client for backing up PCs
- limited command-line tool that supports some of the NT administrative functionality, which can be used on Samba, NT workstation and NT server.
DocumentationSee http://us1.samba.org/samba/docs/ for complete list
- IRC Help channel
- IRC development channel
released on 18 January 2017
Paid supportCommercial support available; see list at http://us1.samba.org/samba/support/
30 January 2001
Leaders and contributors
Resources and communication
|Developer||VCS Repository Webview||http://samba.org/cvs.html|
|Debian (Ref) (R)||https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/samba|
|Ruby (Ref) (R)||https://rubygems.org/gems/samba|
This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 13 April 2018.
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