Title

Teaching Local Area Networking Using Samba Instead of Windows

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2009

Publication Source

Computer Applications in Engineering Education

Volume

17

Issue

1

Inclusive pages

44-51

DOI

10.1002/cae20160

Publisher

John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Place of Publication

United States

ISBN/ISSN

10613773

Peer Reviewed

yes

Abstract

The objective of this article is to demonstrate that the same principal techniques for local area networking can be taught using Linux with Samba instead of Windows NT/2003 at a fraction of the cost. A brief history, availability, and cost of maintaining a Samba based network is presented. The paper also illustrates how existing Windows Server experiments can be modified to use Samba in its place. Important experimental issues such as domain controllers, shares, printing, authentication, and security are also addressed.

Disciplines

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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