Samba is a free software re-implementation of the SMB/CIFS networking protocol, and was originally developed by Andrew Tridgell.
Samba provides file and print services for various Microsoft Windows clients and can integrate with a Microsoft Windows Server domain, either as a Domain Controller (DC) or as a domain member.
Most usage of SMB involves computers running Microsoft Windows, where it was known as "Microsoft Windows Network" before the subsequent introduction of Active Directory.
Corresponding Windows services are LAN Manager Server (for the server component) and LAN Manager Workstation (for the client component).
The name Samba comes from SMB (Server Message Block), the name of the standard protocol used by the Microsoft Windows network file system.
Andrew Tridgell developed the first version of Samba Unix in December 1991 and January 1992, as a Ph D student at the Australian National University, using a packet sniffer to do network analysis of the protocol used by DEC Pathworks server software.
The default setting for Windows domain controllers from Windows Server 2003 and upwards is to not allow fall back for incoming connections.
The feature can also be turned on for any server running Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 3 or later.
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This is ideal if the Open ELEC machine is not internet connected as you can download the new software package on another machine and provide the file to your Open ELEC.
First of all, head over to the downloads page and download the latest release of Open ELEC.
As of version 4, it supports Active Directory and Microsoft Windows NT domains.
Samba runs on most Unix, Open VMS and Unix-like systems, such as Linux, Solaris, AIX and the BSD variants, including Apple's mac OS Server, and mac OS client (Mac OS X 10.2 and greater).