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networking A free suite of programs which implement the
Server Message Block (SMB) protocol.
Originally developed for Unix by Andrew Tridgell at the
files and printers on the host operating system to be
shared with clients such as Windows for Workgroups, DOS,
OS/2, Windows NT and others.
For example, instead of using telnet to log in to a Unix
machine to edit a file there, a Windows 95 user might
connect a drive in the Windows Explorer to a Samba server on
the Unix machine and edit the file in a Windows editor.
A Unix client called smbclient, built from the same sourcecode, allows ftp-like access to SMB resources.
Samba is available for many Unix variants, OS/2, and VMS.
Porting to Novell Netware is in progress (August 1996).
smblib is a portable generic library for making SMB calls
for implementing client/server functions from within any
program. Linux implements a complete file system (based on
smbclient) so by default Linux users have full access to
resources on LAN Server, Windows NT and LAN Manager