Program, December 1998

Linux, Samba, and the Dark Side

Monday, December 14, 7-9 pm

Many of us work everyday in heterogeneous environments where UNIX systems must interface with Windows machines and networks. One way to make that job a lot easier is to use Samba, an open-source reimplementation of Windows SMB (server message block) networking. Samba is reported to do a better job of Windows networking than Windows itself (surprise).

At the UUASC December meeting, member Kevin Long will tell us about his experiences using Samba on the job. His presentation will show configuring a Samba server that is already installed, with pertinent parameters, and cover some "gotchas" that he's come across. He will also show what how to configure a Windows 95 PC to work with Samba. At the end of the session, we'll have a Windows box connected to a Samba box.

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