- Category: Information Technology enabled services
- Keywords: File Sharing Tool
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Samba is a free software re-implementation of the SMB networking protocol, and was originally developed by Andrew Tridgell. Samba provides file and print services for various Microsoft Windows clients and can integrate with a Microsoft Windows Server domain, either as a Domain Controller (DC) or as a domain member.
It allows file and print sharing between computers running Microsoft Windows and computers running Unix.
It is an implementation of dozens of services and a dozen protocols, including:
NetBIOS over TCP/IP (NBT)
SMB (known as CIFS in some versions)
It supports POSIX extensions for CIFS/SMB. The initial extension was CIFS VFS (CAP_UNIX) from 2004, which has been somewhat superseded by SMB3.
DCE/RPC or more specifically, MSRPC, the Network Neighborhood suite of protocols
A WINS server also known as a NetBIOS Name Server (NBNS)
The NT Domain suite of protocols which includes NT Domain Logons
Security Account Manager (SAM) database
Local Security Authority (LSA) service
NT-style printing service (SPOOLSS)
Active Directory Logon using modified versions of Kerberos and LDAP