[Samba] SAMBA under window?

John Drescher drescherjm at gmail.com
Fri Dec 14 02:01:05 GMT 2007

> To be hornest, I don't know either, that's why I am aking :-). But,
> basically, I have many small linux devices (mobile, handset) which
> want to connect to a web server, or file system in a window to
> download html pages and to transfer files. Of cause, there is no Samba
> in the small linux devices, it is too small to install Samba (unless
> there is a small size of mini samba, please let me know if it is). So,
> I've been thinking if the Samba can be installed in the Window to
> allow the small linux devices to talk to window html server and to
> transfer files.
> Your anwser can be:
> (a) Unnecessary, there are other ways to allow small linux devices to
> connect to window without Samba.
If the data you need to share is on the windows box then you do not
need samba. Just mount the windows drive on the linux machine using
the cifs filesystem that is built into the linux kernel.

> (b) Impossible, Samba does not support window installation. So all the
> small linux devices have to install big Samba.
This is most lilkely true. You may have a slight chance to install
samba under cygwin (and then disable the windows implementation of
SMB/CIFS) but this will not help your linux devices to connect to the
samba server on the windows machine.

> (c) Possible, Samba can be compiled, installed and configurated under
> window, small linux devices can connect to the window Samba.
See the answer at b


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