What is Samba?

Samba is an open source file and printer sharing program that allows a Linux or UNIX host to participate as an Active Directory services domain member. When Samba is installed, Windows users can share files and printers on the Linux or UNIX computers.

Samba.org distributes the Samba files and expects users to download and build their own packages. All major Linux and free UNIX distributions have Samba as a native package. For a native install of Samba on your system, see your distributor’s package or port system.

Also, the https://samba.plus web site offers Samba packages for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), SuSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES), and Debian systems. The http://en.opensuse.org/Samba web site offers Samba packages for all SuSE Linux products, including SLES.