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RE: alternative to samba

From: April Wells <>
Date: Mon, 22 Mar 2004 12:51:31 -0600
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Ironically, we have a cost cutting initiative going on right now... :\

April Wells
Oracle DBA/Oracle Apps DBA
Corporate Systems
Amarillo Texas

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-----Original Message-----
From: Robert Eskridge [] Sent: Monday, March 22, 2004 12:01 PM
To: April Wells
Subject: Re: alternative to samba

A> Okay, don't shoot the messenger, I think the question is kind of silly A> myself, but I have been directed to ask.

A> As Samba is open source, and we don't know (if it breaks) who we will be
A> able to get to support the product.  AND, is there an alternative that is
A> for sale from a company that accomplishes the same thing (allowing for
A> mapping of a drive from a windows machine to a Unix machine, primarily) that
A> we can pay money for...

Instead of Unix doing CIFS you could have Windows doing NFS and have a Microsoft solution with their Services for Unix (SFU). d61d1/sfu35intro.doc

I haven't used it myself since I think open source support is superior to Microsoft support, but their documents say it would work.

And I won't shoot the messenger, sounds like the company is perfectly capable of shooting themselves.


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