Using SMB/CIFS Clients

  • Roderick W. Smith


The bulk of this book is devoted to the configuration and use of the Samba server software. Samba alone is only one side of the coin, though; to be useful, Samba must talk to one or more client computers. These computers can run any of many OSs, and the OS with which Samba is paired can influence how you configure Samba. What’s more, particular OSs have configuration and use quirks of which you should be aware. Therefore, this chapter covers the use of several SMB/CIFS client systems. These include various Microsoft OSs, the two main lines of Mac OS, and Unix with Samba. If you’re using something more exotic than these OSs, you’ll need to look elsewhere for information. First, though, you may want to consider methods of setting OS-specific options in Samba.


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