Req--Details about samba
Christopher R. Hertel
crh at ubiqx.mn.org
Tue Nov 29 03:08:27 GMT 2005
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:
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
> 2-->i would like to know it is easy/difficult to accessing the stuff,
> 3--> which posix interface would be used.
"Implementing CIFS - the Common Internet FileSystem" ISBN: 013047116X
Samba Team -- http://www.samba.org/ -)----- Christopher R. Hertel
jCIFS Team -- http://jcifs.samba.org/ -)----- ubiqx development, uninq.
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