Sharity versus Samba’s smbclient
Smbclient is an FTP-like command line tool to transfer files to or from an SMB/CIFS server. If you want to edit a file using smbclient, you must first copy it to your local disk, edit it and then copy it back.
Sharity in contrast mounts the shared directories in the Unix file system. With Sharity, the file appears in your file system and you can open and edit it directly.
Sharity versus NFS
NFS (Sun’s Network File System) is a file sharing protocol used among Unix machines. NFS server software is available for Windows, but as a separate installation. NFS on Windows is often plagued by file permission conflicts and performance problems.
Sharity requires no modification on the server: It mimics a Windows client. By using the SMB/CIFS protocol, Sharity circumvents the security problems often seen with NFS.
Sharity versus Samba’s smbmount
Smbmount/smbfs and Sharity are pretty similar: Both mount the shared directories directly in the Unix file system. However Sharity has additionally these advantages:
Sharity versus Apple’s SMB client in Mac OS X
These products also have a lot in common - both make shared directories available as network drives. Sharity nevertheless provides additional features:
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