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RXN Communications provides Samba (SMB) File and Print Services for its customers. The following are answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about SMB. Please contact support@rxn.com if you have any additional questions.

RXN SMB FAQ - Q uestion and A nswer Table of Contents:


1. What is Samba (SMB)?
2. How can I learn more about Samba (SMB)?
3. How can I use SMB under Windows 95/98?

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5. Return to the RXN Communications Home Page.

Q 1. What is Samba (SMB)?
A "Samba is a suite of Unix applications that speak the SMB (Server Message Block) protocol. Many operating systems, including Windows and OS/2, use SMB to perform client-server networking. By supporting this protocol, Samba allows Unix servers to get in on the action, communicating with the same networking protocol as Microsoft Windows products. Thus, a Samba-enabled Unix machine can masquerade as a server on your Microsoft network and offer the following services:
Share one or more filesystems
Share printers installed on both the server and its clients
Assist clients with Network Neighborhood browsing
Authenticate clients logging onto a Windows domain
Provide or assist with WINS name server resolution
Samba is the brainchild of Andrew Tridgell, who currently heads the Samba development team from his home of Canberra, Australia." --from Robert Eckstein, David Collier-Brown, and Peter Kelly, Using Samba , O'Reilly and Associates, 1999.

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Q 2. How can I learn more about Samba (SMB)?
A Information about Samba (SMB) is available in a number of forms. You can read about Samba (SMB) at the web site:
SAMBA Web Pages
You can read about Samba (SMB) in print:
Robert Eckstein, David Collier-Brown, and Peter Kelly, Using Samba, O'Reilly and Associates, 1999.
John Blair, Samba: Integrating UNIX and Windows, SSC, 1998.
And you can read about Samba (SMB) online:
RFC 1001 - NetBIOS Service on a TCP/UDP Transport: Concepts and Methods
RFC 1002 - NetBIOS Service on a TCP/UDP Transport: Detailed Specifications
Tridgell's Samba History
The AutoReply Samba FAQ
A Common Internet File System (CIFS/1.0) Protocol - Preliminary Draft
NT Lan Manager Browser

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Q 3. How can I use SMB under Windows 95/98?
A Read the book.

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