two part series from DevShed
PART 1: Tired of paying hundreds of dollars for commercial file server software? Looking for an application that lets you share *NIX and Windows files seamlessly across a network? Say hello to Samba, software that’s so cool, it’ll make you want to kick up your heels and dance, dance, dance!
PART 2: In addition to its core component, Samba comes with a bunch of pretty powerful ancillary utilities: an SMB client, an SMB filesystem mounter, a backup tool, and a Web-based administration utility. Find out how you can use them, inside.