Samba and XP

John H Terpstra jht at
Fri Jan 31 02:57:12 GMT 2003

On Thu, 30 Jan 2003, Christopher R. Hertel wrote:

> John H Terpstra wrote:
> >
> > On Thu, 30 Jan 2003, Mike Grube wrote:
> >
> > > Ok, I just wanna make sure, samba works with Windows XP right? I have
> > > two computers on my network with windows XP and I was about to install
> > > samba, but if it doesn't work I'm gonna freak out. Mike Grube
> >
> > What specifically do you mean by "works"?
> >
> > If have a samba controlled domain. My XP machines are members of the
> > domain. I am NOT aware of any problems. All applications work just fine
> > whether they use local resources or domain resources.
> >
> > Then again, your mileage may vary. It all depends on what you mean by
> > "works"! My crystal ball is in need of some maintenance - it does not
> > give me a clear indication of what your needs are.
> Also, he doesn't specify which version of Samba or what type of
> configuration he's got going.
> My experience (which is not as first-hand as it should be) is that XP is
> very unsure of itself in the CIFS and MS-RPC arena.  It does wierd things
> like forgetting to register the workgroup<00> name.  Urg.  No mailslots
> there.

Slap! Slap! Chris, you did not mention which of the XP products your are
referring to. XP Home is an entirely different product from XP
Professional. So 'fess up Chris, which is it? ;)

PS: I was guilty of that too I note. Double slap to me! Oh, I like that!

- John T.
John H Terpstra
Email: jht at

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