• Subject: Re: Unix Comparison
  • From: Scott Klement <klemscot@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2001 23:28:57 -0600 (CST)

On Wed, 10 Jan 2001 rob@dekko.com wrote:
> Partitioning.  As OS/400 has Netserver to support NT shares, Unix has a
> like function, I think it is called SMB or some such thing.  As far as
> supporting NT itself we all know that 400 does this by just slapping a PC
> inside the box that uses OS/400 disk, so would that really be partitioning?

Actually, SMB (server message block) is the name of the file sharing
protocol that Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000 uses to mount/share
filesystems over a network.  IBM's implementation of SMB on the AS/400 is
called "Netserver".  The popular UNIX software to do the same thing is
called "Samba".  

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