Linux machines often interact with computers running other operating systems, such as Microsoft Windows® In these heterogeneous environments,
Linux can mimic the services provided by the other operating systems. This capability, coupled with Linux's open-source model,
makes Linux an attractive alternative to the expense of purchasing other operating systems.
This module discusses the services Linux can mimic and how to enable them. Specifically, you will learn to set up file and print services that can integrate directly with Microsoft Windows and NetWare environments.
Heterogeneous environments: A computing environment in which differing operating systems interact.
After completing this module, you will be able to:
Describe Samba and Server Message Blocks
Install and configure a Samba server
Configure shares, homes, and printing options
Test a Samba server's configuration
Secure a Samba server
Define and install Mars
In the next lesson, you will learn about Samba and Server Message Blocks.