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Old 12-22-2015, 03:58 PM   #1
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Does every linux need their own samba to share folders?


Hey guys I have a samba server on my desktop and it can share files fine.

But how does my linux laptop put files on the network? do I actually have to setup samba seperately for it and add folders to smb.conf?

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Old 12-22-2015, 04:08 PM   #2
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the smb-client is to fool windows servers into believing they are receiving a connection from a windows pc.
the smb-server is a service to fool windows pc's into believing they are connecting to a windows share.

if you are not using windows it would be less cumbersome to use nfs or sshfs rather than smb.
 
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the smb-client is to fool windows servers into believing they are receiving a connection from a windows pc.
the smb-server is a service to fool windows pc's into believing they are connecting to a windows share.

if you are not using windows it would be less cumbersome to use nfs or sshfs rather than smb.
I also have 2 windows PC's btw, and they need to access the laptop (which I have no idea how to share files into samba) but seems like I have to install a seperate samba here.
 
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oh, sorry. disregard the previous advice. samba is the best utility to share files between windows and linux pc's.
 
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You can share same files using Samba and NFS and AFS and whatnot simultaneously.
 
  


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