FUD or foolishness? Windows XP Home and Samba

Shirish Kalele kalele at veritas.com
Tue Oct 30 08:30:32 GMT 2001


I played around with a beta copy of XP Home for a while (months ago), and
didn't have any problems talking to Samba or any NT server. I think they
have the same RDR as Win2K in the XP version. The 'net use' command works,
as does the map-drive dialog in explorer. Maybe you can't join XP Home to a
domain, but that shouldn't prevent you from connecting to domain resources
if you have a domain user account.

I would be very surprised if what ZD says of the production version is true.


----- Original Message -----
From: "David Collier-Brown" <davecb at canada.sun.com>
To: <samba-technical at samba.org>; <samba at samba.org>
Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2001 5:47 AM
Subject: FUD or foolishness? Windows XP Home and Samba

> Steven Vaughan-Nichols at Ziff-Davis said:
> | Unlike all other previous Microsoft operating systems, XP
> | Home will simply not work in an office network environment
> | with NetWare, NT, Samba, or Windows 2000 servers. Period.
> | You simply can't connect to the servers' domains or their
> | file/print services.
> Which sounds like they took the SMB client out...
> | XP Home also has a built-in network security problem. Its new
> | simplified file and printer share system, Simple File Sharing,
> | doesn't include login or password protection for system resources.
> and substituted a client from back before WfW (:-))
> | XP Home will work in P2P networking with older versions of Windows,
> | but [only five P2P servers]
> The article's at:
> Anyone tried XP Home and care to comment on
> whether it can be supported by Samba? I
> suspect public shares are possible, but I'm
> rather Windows-averse and am unlikely to
> try anything new from **anyone**!
> --dave
> --
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