Effective Speed of 10BaseT

From: Zane H. Healy <healyzh_at_aracnet.com>
Date: Mon Nov 15 02:52:22 1999

>SAMBA is that NETBEUI-compatible protocol used by Windows for Workgroups,
>isn't it? I've heard a lot of mention of it but no details except that its
>DOS client is HUGE by comparison with the already large but purportedly MUCH
>smaller NOVELL IPX+NETX. (about 96K).

Basically Samba is Windows networking for non-Windows machines. At work,
it's how the NT boxes access the data which for obvious reasons is kept on
a real OS. Their are versions for most UNIX varients, the Amiga, OpenVMS,
and others. Since it's basically a Windows thing, and I don't have to deal
with it at work, I don't claim to know anything about it. I can do a basic
Samba install and with a lot of cursing get a Win95/98/NT box to connect to

If you want useful info on it, I'd recommend http://www.samba.org because
I'm sure the info I just gave is both useless and questionable :^)

BTW, I've found the real trick of working with Samba (on the Admin side) is
remembering where the &)# _at_*^% smb.conf file on a particular machine is!

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Received on Mon Nov 15 1999 - 02:52:22 GMT

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