Tool and Usage

Makes Windows interoperability possible for systems running Linux or other flavors of Linux by sharing file and print services.

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Since 1992, Samba provides file and print services based on the server message block (SMB) protocol. This protocol was released by Microsoft as part of the open specifications.

Samba helps with interoperability between systems running Microsoft Windows and those running one of the flavor of Unix like Linux. The toolkit allows systems to become part of the Active Directory environment and join a domain controller or domain member.

Usage and audience

Tool review and remarks

The review and analysis of this project resulted in the following remarks for this tool:


  • + The source code of this software is available


Supported operating systems

Samba is known to work on Linux.

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Project details
Latest releasetevent-0.9.36 [2018-02-23]
Last updatedFeb. 25, 2018

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Samba training guides

This tool is also part of the Linux Security Expert training program.

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