[Samba] About NAS versus Samba

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Wed Jul 10 22:00:03 MDT 2013

On Wed, Jul 10, 2013 at 10:17:56PM -0500, Chris Weiss wrote:
> a cheaper nas will probably use samba,

Or a very expensive one :-). Samba is used mainly in the
low end NAS (due to cost), or extremely high end NAS
(due to flexibility for the vendor to make it do *anything* :-)

> but not all NASs do.  there are
> several commercial SMB/CIFS implementation out there.

Sure, but non available to buy as a software-only 
product to my knowledge. They all come with hardware
attached :-).


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