Solaris and Samba
irst, let’s clear something up. Solaris has two Sambas. Well, actually, Solaris has its own implementation of the Common Internet File System (CIFS). Although you can install the Samba services familiar to Linux administrators, Solaris engineers have created their own implementation, as a CIFS server integrated into the kernel.
With either implementation, UNIX-based operating systems such as Solaris can fully participate in Microsoft-based networks. The names Samba and CIFS are based on their heritages. Samba was built ...