Req--Details about samba

Christopher R. Hertel crh at
Tue Nov 29 03:08:27 GMT 2005

Siva Ram,

Samba implements the Server Message Block (SMB) protocol, also known as CIFS 
(Common Internet File System).  The SMB/CIFS suite is a client/server 
filesharing protocol, not a server/server setup.

SMB/CIFS was created by IBM and is now under Microsoft's control.  There is 
no Posix API, per se.  If you use the CIFS VFS on Linux then you can read 
and write files as usual.

Details of the workings of SMB/CIFS can be found here:

Chris -)-----

siva ram wrote:
> hi all,
> i want to know some information about samba, if any one have time please
> send the details
> 1--> how the program on one server can use to read/write "stuff" on other
> server
> 2-->i would like to know it is easy/difficult to  accessing the stuff,
> 3--> which posix interface would be used.
> Regards
> srr

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