kernel (and most distros default to the nfs settings being ON). In order
to use samba, are there any options that have to be set when the kernel was compiled, or should it work with just a generic kernel?
Based on my reading, samba just requires networking plus filesystem
support for ACL, which are normally already included in a generic kernel.
One exception is when you want to use the kernel CIFS client. The
kernel option CONFIG_CIFS is not enabled by default.
Thanks. I did some reading also but was not sure what the difference between the using the samba client and using the CIFS client are. I will have to play around with it some and see what happens.
The samba client is in the userland. You either use it at the
command-line, or you can use a graphical file manager that has
built-in client code. It's comparable to FTP.
The CIFS client is in the kernel. You mount it like you do NFS.
The filesystem is available to all applications just like NFS.
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