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RE: please reply!
Sharing files and printers between Linux/Samba and W2K
machines works just as smoothly as with Linux/Samba and NT 4. Upgrading a Win95
or NT 4 machine to W2K is transparent to Linux/Samba (or Win95/NT
If your network is managed by Windows 2000 Servers, as
long as they are operating in a "mixed mode", Linux/Samba works just the way it
works with NT 4 domains (because a W2K Domain in mixed mode looks like a NT 4
Domain to NT 4 and Linux/Samba machines). Even when a W2K domain is switched to
Native Mode a Win95-, NT 4, and Linux/Samba client can share files and
My guess is that "no windows 2000 support" means "No
Active Directory Support" and refers to a situation where a forest (with
trees and domains) is managed by W2K Servers running in Native Mode. The concept
of Native Mode refers to the changes in authentication methods (to Kerberos
tickets with transitive trusts). That, along with Active Directory, is not
yet supported by Samba.
As far as I know
there is only one system which supports the "windows to linux relationship".
It's called "samba" (www.samba.org) but they have no
windows 2000 support, even in their last release. So I want to ask you if
their is any possiblity to have an network system between Linux and windows
2000 (a server (linux) workstation (win2000) relationship with file-,printer
share and proxy etc.) Please reply as soon as possible. Thank you very much
for your support!