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Samba server is used fo sharing file and folder and directories over the network ,whether sharing between windows to Linux or vice versa,same case with the ftp but

1)ftp can provide anonymous access to the clients,that means,there is no need to have users account on ftp server

2)files first need to be downloaded from windows or Linux before viewing it,in case of samba we can direct share files.

3)in case of samba there is need of samba clients on samba server for accessing files.

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