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CIFS (or equiv.) and security

On 2000-05-18 at 16:56 -0400, Niall Kavanagh wrote:

> On Thu, 18 May 2000, Mike Bilow wrote:
> > Yes, because Windows clients do not understand NFS and Samba necessarily
> > obliterates Unixisms such as file modes.
> Not sure what you mean by "don't understand", but there's always the NFS
> stuff from I use X-WinPro quite a bit myself, and I'm quite
> happy with it. Never tried any of thier NFS tools though. I know they have
> windows clients and servers.

There is no native support for NFS in Windows.  The ProNFS software you
mention is a commercial product with per-user license fees.  I don't think
this is an ideal solution.

There are free NFS clients, even at least one for DOS, but they are
usually really terrible.  I don't have any experience with these recently,
since Samba seems to be a lot more capable.  For example, Samba provides
shared printing and "Network Neighborhood" browsing, which Windows users
have come to expect.

-- Mike

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