Samba Links to Directory

 
 
By Timothy Dyck  |  Posted 2002-01-07 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The first alpha releases of Samba 3.0 provide a preview of what's to come in the next major release of the open-source, Windows-compatible file and print server for Unix.

The first alpha releases of Samba 3.0 provide a preview of whats to come in the next major release of the open-source, Windows-compatible file and print server for Unix.

The biggest changes are internal, including new native support for Unicode and NT-compatible error codes, which both improve compatibility with Windows servers. These steps are key in eventually allowing remote Samba server administration using Windows administration tools; only a few administration tasks, such as viewing file shares (see screen), are possible now.

Samba 3.0 has native Active Directory support. Using Samba 3.0 Build Alpha 12, I joined a Windows 2000 Active Directory domain and then could connect to Windows and Samba-hosted shares using Kerberos authentication.

 
 
 
 
Timothy Dyck is a Senior Analyst with eWEEK Labs. He has been testing and reviewing application server, database and middleware products and technologies for eWEEK since 1996. Prior to joining eWEEK, he worked at the LAN and WAN network operations center for a large telecommunications firm, in operating systems and development tools technical marketing for a large software company and in the IT department at a government agency. He has an honors bachelors degree of mathematics in computer science from the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, and a masters of arts degree in journalism from the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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