shibby's built question

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by rs232, Mar 23, 2013.

  1. rs232

    rs232 Network Guru Member

  2. jerrm

    jerrm Network Guru Member

    You're right. CIFS is kernel level support to mount windows/samba shares in Linux, it is the "client" side of the equation. Samba is the server software to share folders on a *nix box in a Windows compatible way.
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  3. koitsu

    koitsu Network Guru Member

    jerrm is more or less correct, but I wanted to clarify with some accuracy:

    CIFS/SMB is the protocol used, while Samba is the software on *IX machines which allow them to act as a CIFS/SMB server. See the Wikipedia link for details.
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