Installation and setup of SAMBA and TkSmb

SAMBA is an open source software suite that provides seamless file and print services to SMB/CIFS clients. It is available for Linux, Solaris, SunOS, HP-UX, ULTRIX, DEC OSF/1, Digital UNIX, Dynix (Sequent), IRIX (SGI), SCO Open Server, DG-UX, UNIXWARE, AIX, BSDI, NetBSD, NEXTSTEP, A/UX, etc. For a detailed introduction see this article. Linux machines using SAMBA are seen by NT as part of a NT Domain and can share printers and directories with Windows (95/98/NT) machines. This tutorial will cover the basics of installing and setting up SAMBA, and also TkSmb, a graphical tool to manage shares between Linux and NT.

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