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Re: Samba clarification

On Fri, 1 Feb 2002 10:28:53 -0800 Curtis Vaughan <curtis@npc-usa.com> wrote:
> I'm a little confused.
> Background:
> We have a network with a single subnet, which is divided between a Windows 
> 'community' and a Linux 'community'.  Communications between these 2 
> 'communities' is facilitated by a Samba server - or what we may call a 
> gateway between the two.
> Recently when I installed printer utilities on my workstation computer, I was 
> informed that whereas samba was not installed locally I would not be able to 
> share out the printer.  
> Correct me if I'm wrong, but as I understand it all resources on my and other 
> Linux workstations are not shared out to Windows OSes from the local Linux 
> workstation per se, but by the Samba server (which in my case is a seperate 
> box).  

You said "printer utilities".  What does that mean?

Why not run Samba on your machine?  Then all the Windows boxen can
see your locally attached printer.  There's no tecnical reason why
Samba must only run on one machine in the network.

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