[Samba] What great things can a non-windows user do with Samba

Chris Weiss cweiss at gmail.com
Thu Jul 11 10:38:14 MDT 2013

On Thu, Jul 11, 2013 at 10:52 AM, Steve Litt <slitt at troubleshooters.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I ask this question about once a decade.
> I have about 7 computers, all Linux or BSD. Are there any cool things I
> can do with Samba, even though I have no Windows computers?


I've found samba and mount.cifs to be far faster than NFS, especially
when the server is of limited resources.
it's also easier since all your passwd dont' have to match up.  though
if you do take that effort you can use the unix-extensions and get
back a lot of posix features that cifs doesn't normally do.

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