Comparison of Networking Feature of Linux and Microsoft

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1.0 Comparing Networking Features of Linux & Microsoft.
* Next Generation TCP/IP Stack: this networking feature of windows is available for “Windows Server 2008” and “Windows Vista”. It is a “complete redesign of TCP/IP functionality for both Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) and Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) that meets the connectivity and performance needs of today 's varied networking environments and technologies.” Joe Davies (2008) * Server Message Block 2.0 (SMB): this networking feature of windows is also available for both “Windows Server 2008” and “Windows Vista”. It can also be termed as the “Common Internet File System (CIFS)”. It is used on widows-based computers as a default file sharing protocol.
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Another feature that “Ubuntu” offers is the ease of authentication. Authentication plays an important part as it helps computers on a network to recognise each another and allows for information to be shared. “Ubuntu Server” comes with “Open Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP)”. This ensures that a shared directory service can be built if it is needed.
Supported versions of Ubuntu Server come with “Likewise-Open”. This is used to integrate with the system using Microsoft Active Directory. Machines on Active Directory can be identified, share credentials and access resources with “Ubuntu” machines through the use of this software. Resources for Windows clients can easily be provided by “Ubuntu” servers without an additional security burden.

1.2 Installing Ubuntu and configuring network services for Windows and Linux for file sharing and printing.

“Ubuntu” Installation.
After “Ubuntu” was installed, “Samba” was downloaded and configured. It was installed through the terminal command using this command: “sudo apt-get install samba samba-command”.

Configuring network settings.

Ubuntu accessed via Microsoft.

Sharing folders on the network.

File manager opened to allow for folder sharing.

Sharing folder on Windows from Ubuntu.

Shared folder in Microsoft.

1.3 Linux Distribution Costs.
The cost associated with the performance is related to the hardware of the “Ubuntu” server as the server’s
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