Welcome! This webpage is about using Samba with DOS or OS/2 clients,
and the OS/2 port of Samba.
So what is Samba anyway? In a nutshell, Samba is a free SMB client and server for Unix
and other operating systems. It is comparable with the file and print
server included with Windows 2000. See also the next question and the Samba homepage.
What is "SMB", "NetBIOS", "Windows Networking" etc.? Here's a little bit of background
information I wrote up. The Samba homepage mentioned above also
contains good information.
I have a DOS machine and I want to access files and use
printers on a Unix server. What do I have to do? Yes, there are ways to connect to Unix machines from DOS. Here
are the details on using Samba with DOS clients.
I also have Windows 3.x (i.e. "regular", not Windows for
Workgroups) on DOS machines. How can I access Samba then? You can use the same DOS clients
mentioned above. These clients also have special support for Win 3.x.
I want to connect with Windows for Workgroups to Samba. Do not use a DOS client. Instead, download and install
the freely available TCP/IP
stack from Microsoft.
I am using Warp 4 or Warp Connect. I want to access my files
and use the printers on a Unix server. What do I have to do? Some tips on using Samba with OS/2 clients.
For example, how to install "NetBIOS over TCP/IP" (contains
I am using Warp 3 non-Connect or OS/2 2.x. I want to access
files and printers on other machines. Any advise on this? You can use the free Microsoft LAN Manager 2.2c Client for
OS/2. Read about MS LanMan for OS/2.
Is there an OS/2 version of Samba and what can I do with it?
Yes. Check out Samba/2.