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15. Samba (Windows Compatibility)

This section contains information related to Samba, the suite of software Fedora uses to interact with Microsoft Windows systems.

15.1. Windows Network Browsing

Fedora can now browse Windows shares, a feature known as SMB browsing. In releases prior to Fedora Core 5, the firewall prevented the proper function of SMB browsing. With the addition of the ip_conntrack_netbios_ns kernel module to the 2.6.14 kernel, and corresponding enhancements to system-config-securitylevel, the firewall now properly handles SMB broadcasts and permits network browsing.