opinions on Samba

Jerry McAllister jerrymc at clunix.cl.msu.edu
Sun May 4 13:38:49 PDT 2003

> Is Samba as a viable as a complete replacement for Windows NT filesharing
> in networks under 100 users. Or is it better suited for situations where
> there is already a unix server in the network that needs to share files
> with nt boxes??   I've implemented it a few times in small networks under
> 50 users as a quick fix but now my company is thinking about pitching it
> clients as a small business file and print sharing solution. Do you think
> that's a viable solution???

Well, we have something like 50,000-60,000 Samba users here and most
of them don't even know it (all the campus PCs have locally built
boot proms and boot code that connects them automatically when they
log in with their campus id).

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