|Title: ||What is SAMBA?|
|Keywords: ||linux,samba,client,LAN Manager,SMB|
What is Samba ?
Samba is a suite of programs which work together to allow clients to
access to a server's filespace and printers via the SMB (Server
Message Block) protocol. Initially written for Unix, Samba now also
runs on Netware, OS/2 and VMS.
In practice, this means that you can redirect disks and printers to
Unix disks and printers from Lan Manager clients, Windows for
Workgroups 3.11 clients, Windows NT clients, Linux clients and OS/2
clients. There is also a generic Unix client program supplied as part
of the suite which allows Unix users to use an ftp-like interface to
access filespace and printers on any other SMB servers. This gives the
capability for these operating systems to behave much like a LAN
Server or Windows NT Server machine, only with added functionality and
flexibility designed to make life easier for administrators.
Samba for the HP-UX platform is included on the Eloquence media
and can be downloaded from the ftp server (please refer to the
Eloquence download page for details).
Samba is not part of the Eloquence product and is not supported
by the HP Support Organization.
Complete information on Samba is available on the Internet on the
Samba Web Pages.