samba and vista computers

Bill Campbell freebsd at
Thu Mar 29 20:47:05 UTC 2007

On Thu, Mar 29, 2007, Gerald Freymann wrote:
>On Thu, 29 Mar 2007 15:14:38 -0400
>Gerard Seibert <gerard at> wrote:
>>I heard that Vista home was not designed for networking. You might be
>>better served by checking out an MS News forum regarding this problem. I
>>have often gotten better results regarding the use of MS products with
>>non-MS products from there.
> Oh no, Vista Home Premium is fine for basic home networks.
> After searching, I believe issues with Vista and Vista printer
>sharing are 'improved upon' in later releases, especially samba-3.0.25
>(and we are at 3.0.23).
> Since I can see the shares on the Xp box just fine, but can't see
>anything on the Vista box, I think I'll likely end up waiting for a newer
>release of Samba and trying again then.

It sounds like a variation on an old Microsoft saying ``the jobs
not done while Lotus(Samba) still runs''.

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