Samba 4.1.12 / 4.2.0 RC 1
Helps you gain access to print and file services
Samba delivers file and print services for different Microsoft Windows clients and it is capable to integrate with a Windows Server domain as a Primary Domain Controllers or as a domain member. The name comes from SMB, short for Server Message Block, the standard protocol used by the Microsoft Windows network file system.
The easy to configure Windows interoperability suite offers essential print and file services to CIFS and SMB clients, straightforward protocols for file and print sharing. Samba uses the TCP/IP protocol and enables the host to interact with a Windows server or client.
Enables you to access and use various servers with ease
Samba also offers a replacement for domain controllers and a reliable file and print server that acts as a member. Thanks to Samba you can gain access to SMB client that enables you to use PC printers and discs directly from your Mac.
On top of that, Samba offers an extension for PC backup, as well as a tool that supports NT administrative functionality. Consequently, Samba helps you with the migration process and supports the interoperability with Windows and other administration tools.
Quickly download and install Samba with a few command lines
In order to successfully install Samba from source you first have to extract the contents of the downloaded archive, open a Terminal window, go to Samba’s folder and run the following commands from the command line:
sudo make install
In conclusion, Samba is a free and open source suite that delivers seamless file and print services to SMB/CIFS clients.
Reviewed by George Popescu, last updated on October 3rd, 2014
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- NEW FEATURES:
- Transparent File Compression:
- Samba 4.2.0 adds support for the manipulation of file and folder compression flags on the Btrfs filesystem.
- With the Btrfs Samba VFS module enabled, SMB2+ compression flags can be set remotely from the Windows Explorer File->Properties->Advanced dialog. Files flagged for compression are transparently compressed and uncompressed when accessed or modified.
Application descriptionSamba is a practical and easy to configure Windows interoperability suite that provides essential print and file servi...