FUD or foolishness? Windows XP Home and Samba
wmoran at potentialtech.com
Tue Oct 30 08:45:20 GMT 2001
Is that your experience with the "simple file sharing"? Or does XP Home
have another protocol that can be installed that works Okey-dokey with
other Windows machines?
I just can't believe that M$ would completely abandon compatibility with
other Windows machines. It's more likely (to me) that they renamed all
the protocols (in an attempt at marketing cuteness) and there's something
extra that you have to install now to make it work (that isn't obvious)
Shirish Kalele wrote:
> 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
> > --
> > David Collier-Brown, | Always do right. This will gratify
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