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

steve steve at steve-ss.com
Thu Jul 11 15:22:45 MDT 2013

On Thu, 2013-07-11 at 13:46 -0400, Robert Heller wrote:
> At Thu, 11 Jul 2013 11:52:49 -0400 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?
> Not really.  Samba is just a tool to deal with pesky mess-windows machines.  
> On a pure UNIX (Linux, BSD, Solaris, AIX, etc.) LAN, Samba is about as useful 
> as Air Conditioners in Antartica in the middle of the Antartic winter.

We network stand alone Linux and xp boxes using s4 AD. As the windows
desks break and virus, we replace them with Linux. We have no intention
of replacing Samba4 with anything else if the lan becomes pure Linux.

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