I downloaded the samba source code from www.samba.org
today, and was about to install it, when I had a thought about my kernel.
I thought, "I've seen 'SMB' somewhere in that kernel menuconfig thingy."
So I recompiled my kernel with SMB support first. Now I wonder whether the samba stuff I downloaded is necessary.
QUESTION: Is samba server software necessary if the kernel is SMB-ready?