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

Paul Nijjar paul_nijjar at yahoo.ca
Sun Oct 18 03:46:14 EDT 2009


On Sun, Oct 18, 2009 at 03:07:06AM -0400, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> 
> not sure of the practical value
> because, if you know there are no non-linux systems involved, why
> involve samba at all?

It's familiar. Desktop Linux deals with Samba well already. Setting up
smb.conf can be kind of atrocious, but you can copy and paste from previous
configurations you have made. 

>   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?

We have such a setup. One Ubuntu server, two desktops. I don't know
how well this kind of thing scales but it is good enough to get the
job done. 

Other than NFS, are there other good alternatives?

- Paul



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