[Samba] SAMBA under window?

Gary Dale garydale at torfree.net
Thu Dec 13 04:33:45 GMT 2007

Ray Anderson wrote:
> Tim Bates wrote:
>> Michael Heydon wrote:
>>> but if you just want to share directories from the windows system 
>>> then you really don't need samba. 
>> What if you have a non-server version of Windows and wanted to use it 
>> as a domain controller or do something more tricky than Windows 
>> allows (especially XP Home's restrictive sharing options)?
>> Then it would make sense... Sort of.
> This time to cc list.
> Install VMWare, then Linux, then Samba.  Done.
> -=R
Don't force a machine to do something it really can't. Running Linux as 
a server under a desktop version of Windows is silly. Get a second, 
possibly used, computer and install Linux on it. No need for a permanent 
keyboard, mouse or monitor attachment. Just set it up and administer it 
remotely, using SWAT, WebMin, or telnet (with or without SSH).

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