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Old 08-15-2005, 05:13 PM   #1
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SAMBA and NTFS Windows Shares

Hi everyone,

I'm new to linux and am starting to use it as my primary box in a Windows 2000 network at work. My question is...

Is it safe to use Samba on NTFS shares? I read somewhere that it was unsupported and has problems writing to, and that I should only use FAT drives. I think that might have been in regards to Linux in general, not necessarily Samba, because Linux doesn't support NTFS. Am I OK to write to NTFS drives using Samba? I did a test and it seems to work well...

Any advice would be appreciated, thanks!

Old 08-15-2005, 05:23 PM   #2
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Yeah, writing to an NTFS partition via samba is fine. In that case Linux isn't writing anything to the partition, Window's is.


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