Samba Alternatives

    Samba is described as 'is the standard Windows interoperability suite of programs for Linux and Unix. Since 1992, Samba has provided secure, stable and fast file and print services for all clients using the SMB/CIFS protocol, such as all versions of DOS and Windows, OS/2, Linux and many others' and is a popular app in the OS & Utilities category. There are eight alternatives to Samba for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Mac, Windows, Self-Hosted solutions and Windows Mobile. The best alternative is Univention Corporate Server, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Samba are SambaBox (Paid), NQE (Paid), Artica (Free, Open Source) and PowerBroker Identity Services (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Aug 31, 2021

    1. Univention Corporate Server is a pre-configured platform to operate and manage server applications and complete IT infrastructures free of charge.
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    2. SambaBox is an integrated enterprise domain appliance which works flawlessly with Windows AD environment. SambaBox offers, Integrated DNS, DHCP, CA and SaltStack with web based management on hight secure environment.


      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Windows Mobile
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • Windows Phone
      • iPad
      NQE is developed by Visuality Systmes and considered as the world's leading commercial SMB solution. NQE is portable to any operating systems in the market.
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    3. Get a web based email/messaging, HTTP proxy, files server, VPN administration interface Using Postfix, Squid, Samba And extend them with Security quickly and easily How to create a Mail/Proxy/File
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    4. Application that joins Linux, Unix, and Mac machines to Microsoft Active Directory and securely authenticates users with their domain credentials.


    5. The NFS implementation in the Linux kernel.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Self-Hosted
      It's an active directory replacement built on CentOS + Samaba4. Includes support for Directory, DNS, DCHP, and NTP type services.
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      • Mac
      • Linux
      Connect your Unix computer to Windows, Samba or any other SMB/CIFS Server. Sharity is a cross platform network file system, mounting Windows shares transparently - just as if they were part of your local hard disk.
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