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Sams Teach Yourself Network Troubleshooting in 24 Hours, Second Edition by Jonathan Feldman

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UNIX Functionality Overview

Let’s take a 20,000-foot view of how most UNIX servers are configured. Yes, they have the capability to act as file and print “share” servers, just the way Windows servers do, and you can connect your Windows drive letters or printers to a UNIX box. But just as Windows NT has client/server apps (such as SQL Server) in addition to file and print services, so too does UNIX.

File and Print Services

If your UNIX box is running Samba, a freely available software package, your Windows PC can connect just as if your UNIX host was another Windows PC.

However, bear in mind that from a troubleshooting standpoint, Samba on UNIX is not the same thing as “native” file and print services on an NT server; when performing “one of ...

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