[Samba] What great things can a non-windows user do with Samba
fernando at lozano.eti.br
Thu Jul 11 10:49:29 MDT 2013
> 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'd use Samba only to support Windows users. Samba provides three things:
1. File Services
2. Print Services
3. Network Logons
As you are a Unix-only shop, you have other (better) alternatives:
1. NFS, AFS
2. CUPS, LPD
3. LDAP, NIS, Kerberos
Some people already know how to configure Samba, because they needed it
for mixed Unix/Windows shops, and keeps using it for Unix-only shops.
That's fine, you won't have to learn NFS, LDAP, etc. But if you already
know those, and not Samba, adding samba would bring no value IMHO.
s, Fernando Lozano
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