1.0 Overview of Samba

Samba is an open source software suite that lets Linux and other non-Windows servers provide file and print services to clients that support the Microsoft SMB (Server Message Block) and CIFS (Common Internet File System) protocols.

This guide focuses on the Samba implementation in Open Enterprise Server (OES) 11. For more information about the Samba open source initiative, see Section 1.4, Web Links.

This section covers the following topics: