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Platinum Edition Using® Microsoft® Windows® XP by Brian Knittel, Robert Cowart

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Linux and Unix

Microsoft makes it a fairly easy task to incorporate Unix and Linux computers into your network. Table 20.2 shows the basic strategies you can use.

Table 20.2. Windows/Unix Internetworking Techniques
ServiceHosted ByUsed ByTechnique
Print & FileUnixWindowsUse Samba on Unix to share files to Windows using native Windows SMB
   Or, install the NFS Client from the Services for Unix (SFU) package on Windows XP to access NFS shares
 WindowsUnixUse SMB client on Unix
   Or, install NFS Server on Windows 200x Server to share file via NFS

NOTE

Services for Unix (SFU) provides a host of other Unix compatibility tools in addition to providing file and print services. I'll talk more about SFU later in this section.

Using Samba with Unix and Linux ...

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