If you just don't ever feel like touching an NT server, or if you think your NT file server is somewhat unreliable, you can replace much of the functionality of that server with Samba running on your favorite Unix machine. Using SAMBA, your Unix machine can act as both a client and a server for what is typically called Microsoft Networking.
SAMBA is a free SMB and CIFS client and server for Unix and other operating systems. It can be run on just about any Unix variant. It is an "open" standard and defined in IETF RFC1001 and RFC1002.
Samba was originally developed by IBM and called "Lan Manager"; was "Adopted" and "extended" by Microsoft; contains clients to allow your Unix machine to browse shares on other WinX machines on the network; allows your Unix machine be part of a Peer-to-peer network, Workgroup, or NT Domain; and allows your Unix machine to be a PDC.
Commercial products exist which perform similar functions as Samba. Some are:
Description of Talk:
Tentative (stay tuned for updates):
Our speaker will discuss the following:
Check out Ed Weinberg's Samba Page (http://linuxguy.net/samba.htm) for more info about Samba.
Ed Weinberg gave a talk on "How to Configure Samba" at one of NYC's Linux Groups a few months ago. See his LinuxGuy Page for details.
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