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1. a lively modern ballroom dance from Brazil in bouncy duple time
2. a piece of music composed for or in the rhythm of this dance


A free suite of programs which implement the Server Message Block (SMB) protocol.

Originally developed for Unix by Andrew Tridgell at the Australian National University, the Samba server allows files and printers on the host operating system to be shared with clients such as Windows for Workgroups, DOS, OS/2, Windows NT and others.

For example, instead of using telnet to log in to a Unix machine to edit a file there, a Windows 95 user might connect a drive in the Windows Explorer to a Samba server on the Unix machine and edit the file in a Windows editor.

A Unix client called smbclient, built from the same source code, allows ftp-like access to SMB resources.

Samba is available for many Unix variants, OS/2, and VMS. Porting to Novell Netware is in progress (August 1996).

smblib is a portable generic library for making SMB calls for implementing client/server functions from within any program. Linux implements a complete file system (based on smbclient) so by default Linux users have full access to resources on LAN Server, Windows NT and LAN Manager networks.


(SaMBa) Software that allows a Unix server to act as a file server to Windows clients. Samba is a free, open source implementation of the CIFS file sharing protocol, which evolved from SMB, hence the SMB in SaMBa. Samba runs under Linux, FreeBSD and other Unix variants. It can be used with any modern PC as well as other hardware, but due to its efficiency, it also lends itself to old 486s that are recycled to serve as inexpensive file, print and backup servers in a Windows environment. See SMB.
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At Samba Financial Group we endeavor to provide the best possible service to our customers.
Samba Colorado is the first Brazilian dance school and performing company in Colorado, dedicated to bringing together people from all walks of life in an artistic, educational, positive community.
This figure represents a fall from the 2014 level -- resulting in a current account deficit of 6% of GDP, although Samba expects a "return to surplus" in 2017.
President Samba Bank said the business venture will benefit both parties in terms of revenue and cross-selling of products whereby Samba bank will be using their resources and marketing channels for the promotion and distribution of UBL Funds' products.
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Illegal Senegalese immigrant Samba, who has lived ten years in Paris, meets highly-strung case worker Alice.
O Samba (literally "The Samba") centers on the popular samba school (escola de samba) Unidos de Vila Isabel whose unconventional, earthy style earned the group its first win in Rio's Carnaval competition in 1988, establishing Vila Isabel as a unique and visionary force in Brazilian Carnaval culture.
Bands flock to the city to learn, perform, exchange ideas and experience one of the most prestigious events in the Samba calendar.
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