Samba and XP
dannys at cinesite.co.uk
Fri Jan 31 03:40:36 GMT 2003
John H Terpstra wrote:
>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
>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.
Maybe this isn't the best place to ask. Suggest checking the archives?
As far as I can see there's a few issues which are not irresolveable
when using XP with samba, but generally "XP Home"'s not a good bet (for
other reasons mostly).
I'm using XP (Home to my shame) with a 2.2.x server and all is well.
As the docs say "your mileage may vary".
More generally "yes it works". If it doesn't, we all want to know about it.
Senior Systems Administrator, Cinesite (Europe) Ltd
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