[Samba] Linux to Windows Interoperability

Chris Weiss cweiss at gmail.com
Thu May 24 07:59:34 MDT 2012

On Wed, May 23, 2012 at 9:13 AM, Knecht, Matthew J (AS)
<Matthew.Knecht at ngc.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> Currently using a freely available MS Windows file system driver, Ext2Fsd, to communicate (read/write) with external media formatted EXT3 (Linux volume) from within MS Windows.
> Curious to know if Samba is able to support communication (read/write) with external media formatted EXT3 (Linux volume) from within the MS Windows environment?

that's not really how smb/cifs work.  Samba is a network server
process that (among other things) translates whatever local
filesystems your operating system supports into a network filesystem
that OS's that have a smb/cifs client can use. It does not directly
support any filesystems itself, that's your OS's job.  Even if somehow
one were to make Samba work on windows, which is pointless since
windows already has a smb/cifs server built in, it would NOT add ext3
support to windows.

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