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    Is it possible?


    Is it possible to run Mandrake 10.1 as a file server on a Windows 2003 domain? I am seeking a low cost file server and of course, all of the clients will be running NTFS 5.1. Am I asking too much?

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    Hmmm this can be some fun!
    The file server would have to be partionned in Fat32 (compatible Linux/Windows or any other format you feel like using... as long as the are both compatible in RW) Including the File Server Using Samba to manage domain name, shouldnt give you too much of a problem.
    The "biggest" problem I see here, is the fact that you would have to use an "older" filesystem type for a file server

    except that it can be a usefull idea! also to point something, if you intend in using your file server for professionnal purpose, I know Mandrake offer some great deal...

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    You don't need to have a FAT32 or otherwise Windows R/W partition to use samba. You can configure samba to share everything on any filesystem (I've done it on Reiser3 and 4) read and write, etc.
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    Thanks sarumont for the info.
    I didnt suspect samba to be the interface that "writes" to the disk. in this case there is no "cons" in using linux as a file server
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