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Re: Windows/Linux network

On Wed, 2002-03-20 at 13:30, curtis wrote:
> I would like to ask people what they think is the best solution for 
> networking a windows/linux network.
> Keeping in mind that the ultimate goal is to develop a linux only 
> network (but that that will not be accomplished anytime soon), I see 2 
> options.
> 1. Install samba client on all linux user computers and have them 
> interact with the Windows network as if a Windows OS.
> 2. Install samba server on a single linux server.  Map those Windows 
> drives that need to be shared out to Linux users to the linux server and 
> then remap them to each linux user.  Actually, I don't even know if that 
> is possible.
> Although the first option might be the easiest, keeping in mind that 
> eventually there would be no windows computers, it would seem more 
> sensible to maintain and support just NFS among the Linux users.

What do you want things to look like when the office has migrated
totally to Linux?  A P2P network, or most data served from, well,
a central server?  Seems to me that that should indicate whether
you choose options 1 or 2.

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