[plug] win2003 server vs Samba ?

Chris Caston caston at arach.net.au
Tue May 31 15:33:49 WST 2005

On Tue, 2005-05-31 at 15:18, Craig Ringer wrote:
> On Tue, 2005-05-31 at 15:10 +0800, Chris Caston wrote:
> > On Tue, 2005-05-31 at 15:08, Craig Ringer wrote:
> > > To me, the upshot of that is that I consider performance not to be
> > > useful for decision making. I'd be more inclined to focus on
> > > reliability, how easy they are to manage, whether each does what you
> > > need to do, etc.
> > 
> > If you can upgrade to a domain controller with a simple edit of a config
> > file and restarting the service or if you have to run some utility put
> > together with bits of string that takes the best part of the morning to
> > finish.
> Heh, true... but Samba has its fair share of weird scary voodoo too.
> Isn't installing printer drivers under Samba great fun?

Yes its happy-joy-joy when making the packages for Windows and sharing
with imprints but for small installations you can install the drivers
locally on the client anyway. 

For a client that supports CUPS and with the gimpprint drivers installed
its as easy as pie.



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