[Samba] Samba Platform Support Clarification

John H Terpstra jht at samba.org
Sun Jun 17 06:34:51 MDT 2012


Samba indeed can be used on a wide range of operating systems to provide
file and print interoperability with Microsoft Windows platforms.  The
Samba source code can be compiled to run on many operating system
platforms.  In the past is has been built and run on Linux, UNIX (all
flavors), VME, VMS, MVE, etc.

Samba is included with nearly all Linux distributions whether used
natively or in virtual machines.

You should be able to obtain Samba binaries (RPM packages) for your z/VM
-baed Red Hat Linux system.  If not, you may have to build them on your

- John T.

On 06/15/2012 04:04 PM, David Moss wrote:
> Good evening.  I'm seeking to verify the feasibility of using Samba as a
> file and print server running under the Linux operating system (Red Hat or
> SUSE), itself running under the System z Virtual Machine (z/VM).  The
> documentation I've seen seems to indicate that Samba runs under Linux, but
> virtually all the specifics seem to speak in terms of UNIX.   So  I'd
> appreciate it for my peace of mind if you could please confirm whether (1)
> Samba runs under Linux, and even more specifically if possible, (2) whether
> Samba runs under Linux running under z/VM on System z.  Thank you for any
> clarification you can provide. .
> Regards
>   Dave Moss
>   Senior Certified Executive Systems Architect
>   Open Group Distinguished Certified IT Architect
>   System z Client Architect
>   IBM Corporation  6710 Rockledge Drive
>   Bethesda, Maryland  20817
>   US Federal
>   (301) 803-6220    8-262-6220  Cell Phone 703 268 0402
>   mossd at us.ibm.com

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