21.3 About Samba

Samba is an open-source implementation of the Server Message Block (SMB) protocol that allows Oracle Linux to interoperate with Windows systems as both a server and a client. Samba can share Oracle Linux files and printers with Windows systems, and it enables Oracle Linux users to access files on Windows systems. Samba uses the NetBIOS over TCP/IP protocol that allows computer applications that depend on the NetBIOS API to work on TCP/IP networks.