How to Install Samba on Linux/Windows

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What is Samba?

Before we get started with the installation, let’s find out what Samba is and how we can utilize it. Samba is a free and open-source software that allows files to be shared across Windows and Linux systems simply and easily. To be exact, it is an open-source implementation of the SMB/CIFS protocol.

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How to Install and Configure Samba on Ubuntu 18

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What is Samba?

Samba is an open-source software package that is released under a GPL (General Public License). It allows us to access a shared network drive and printers across various operating systems using the SMB/CIFS protocol. Samba has both client and server components. Samba uses the SMB protocol, which is necessary when accessing assets on a file server from a Microsoft computer. Samba can also work as a domain controller that is compatible with Microsoft Active Directory. 

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