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Why Samba?

tnt-bomb-gualtiero-boffi-300x300Why is Samba required in so many Linux modules? Samba is known to have many security issues.

# apt-get remove samba-libs
Reading package lists… Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information… Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
bluefish-data bluefish-plugins libgucharmap-2-90-7
Use ‘apt-get autoremove’ to remove them.
The following packages will be REMOVED:
bluefish gvfs-backends libgnomevfs2-extra libsmbclient mint-meta-codecs
python-samba python-smbc samba-common-bin samba-dsdb-modules samba-libs
samba-vfs-modules system-config-printer-common system-config-printer-gnome
vlc vlc-nox vlc-plugin-notify vlc-plugin-pulse
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 17 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
After this operation, 46.2 MB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n]

Why do programs such as BlueFish and system-config-printer-gnome need a module used to provide Microsoft access to a Linux server? I can see for example a hook to allow Microsoft systems to print on a Linux print server, but why is Samba required in order to run system-config-anything except samba itself? And why does BlueFish, a programming language editor, need samba at all?


Upgrading Linux

We use CentOS Linux for our desktops and servers. Today I am completing the conversion of our file server to CentOS because the disk drives needed to be upgraded. They have been in service for about two (2) years and are now completely full. They way I know this is that our end users started to complain that they could not connect to the server, and df -h showed me 0 space clear (happened overnight). So, I deleted one backup to free some space and ordered two 1.5 TB Seagates. The HDs came in yesterday (Monday) and I installed CentOS 5.2xx. Readmore..