Samba Links to Directory

 
 
By Timothy Dyck  |  Posted 2002-01-07
 
 
 

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.

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