[Samba] replacing the default samba clients on Windows platforms

Ruben I Safir ruben at mrbrklyn.com
Sun Sep 22 18:30:01 GMT 2002

Maybe this should change to make MS less of a moving target

On 2002.09.21 19:44 Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> Rajiv Dayal wrote:
> > 
> > I want to replace the default samba clients with the one that I can
> > build using the client code from samba.org along with some modifications
> > to it. Is this possible? This is for Windows 2000/XP/Me systems. I would
> > like to know how can I do that so that all applications like the Windows
> > Explorer or others using the Windows Common Open Dialog can still access
> > the files on the samba server using this modified client instead of the
> > default ones supplied along with these Windows systems?
> No, Samba does not supply a windows client - we stick to the server and
> posix client stuff only (plus smbfs etc).  In thoery, such a client can
> be written - it's just an installable filesystem essentially, in the
> same way as Novell maintians their client, but there isn't much interest
> in doing so.
> One of the main benifits of Samba is that by and large we don't require
> client modifications to function.  (and where we do, like the WinXP sign
> or seal issue, we are working to correct that and fall back in line with
> MS).
> Andrew Bartlett
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