[kwlug-disc] setting up a samba network with no windows systems?

Robert P. J. Day rpjday at crashcourse.ca
Sun Oct 18 03:07:06 EDT 2009

  a curious question, but i was asked to throw together a simple
example of installing and configuring samba on a network with no
windows systems -- just linux.  in the simplest case, just two
linux machines sharing a directory or two.

  it's easy enough to do, i guess -- since samba allows a linux box to
be both a SMB server and client.  not sure of the practical value
because, if you know there are no non-linux systems involved, why
involve samba at all?

  in any event, is there anything technically infeasible about that?
even if it's a bit weird?  or do people actually use that scenario in
a practical way?


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