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|Managing SMB File Sharing and Windows Interoperability in Oracle Solaris 11.1 Oracle Solaris 11.1 Information Library|
The ability to share files between your Windows and Oracle Solaris systems is very important. This book provides you with the information you need to integrate an Oracle Solaris Server Message Block (SMB) server into an existing Windows environment. To integrate the Oracle Solaris OS server, you must configure identity mapping between Windows and Oracle Solaris OS systems and then configure the Oracle Solaris SMB server. When the Oracle Solaris SMB server is integrated, Windows systems can access files on the Oracle Solaris OS server by using the SMB protocol. You can also use the Oracle Solaris SMB client to access files on a Windows or Oracle Solaris SMB server.
A shared resource, or share, is a local resource on a server that is accessible to SMB clients on the network. For the SMB server, a share is typically a directory. Each share is identified by a name on the network. An SMB client sees the share as a complete entity on the SMB server, and does not see the local directory path to the share on the server.
Windows clients can access SMB shares from an SMB server as if they were made available from a Windows server. This guide focuses only on the information required to integrate an SMB server and how to use the SMB client. Windows topics are only covered when those topics affect the integration of an SMB server into the Windows environment.
This chapter covers the following topics:
Note - The Oracle Solaris OS provides a Server Message Block (SMB) protocol server and client implementation that includes support for numerous SMB dialects including NT LM 0.12 and Common Internet File System (CIFS). The terms CIFS and SMB can be considered interchangeable.