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Welcome to ASTI
Are your current IT consultants meeting and/or exceeding all your company's IT challenges?

Call today for a quote and find out how ASTI can assist in meeting and/or exceeding your business's current IT challenges!

Our services include:

ASTI has 28 years experience installing and upgrading multiple desktop and server platforms including Microsoft Windows / Advanced Server, Mac OSX, Novell, Unix, FreeBsd, Linux, SCO, IBM AIX, HP-UX

ASTI provides IT diagnostics/support for a wide array of IT systems.

Software: ASTI has extensive experience with many standard applications found on most computer systems and also many industry specific applications including those written in Micro focus Cobol, Accu-Cobol, Informix, Oracle, MySql, SQL , C, C++, PHP, JavaScript, CGI, FoxPro. In addition we also support the following server platforms: Microsoft Windows / Advanced Server, Samba, Novell, Unix, FreeBsd, Mac OSX, Linux, SCO, IBM AIX, HP-UX, and other legacy systems.

Hardware: ASTI can also provide hardware diagnostics and support. Everything from periodic maintenance to troubleshooting to component replacement.

Networking: ASTI can install/replace/upgrade network cabling/routers/switches. We excel at network diagnostics and tuning to increase local network performance and, in most cases, internet bandwidth.

Online Trouble Ticket System: where users can post service requests and track them to completion. Another side to having this system in place is that we can generate reports of equipment failures and other recurring events which can help to predict future failures and in turn help maintain system availability.

Programming: Looking for a program that has not been written yet? ASTI has experience in most modern and many legacy programming languages including: Micro focus Cobol, Accu-Cobol, Informix, Oracle, MySql, SQL , C, C++, PHP, JavaScript, Java, CGI, Mobile Platforms (Android, Windows, iPhone), FoxPro, Business Basic, Dbase III/IV. Call ASTI for a free quote (773)948-4870

Administration: ASTI offers customized service packages to meet your business?s dynamically changing challenges. Call ASTI for a free quote (773)948-4870

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  From Wikipedia:

'''Samba''' is a free software re-implementation of the SMB/CIFS networking protocol, and was originally developed by Andrew Tridgell. Samba provides file and print services for various Windows clients and can integrate with a Windows Server domain, either as a Domain Controller (DC) or as a domain member. As of version 4, it supports Active Directory and Windows NT domains. Samba runs on most Unix, OpenVMS and Unix-like systems, such as Linux, Solaris, AIX and the BSD variants, including Apple's OS X Server, and OS X client (version 10.2 and greater). Samba is standard on nearly all distributions of Linux and is commonly included as a basic system service on other Unix-based operating systems as well. Samba is released under the terms of the GNU General Public License. The name ''Samba'' comes from SMB (Server Message Block), the name of the standard protocol used by the Microsoft Windows network file system. == Early history == Andrew Tridgell developed the first version of Samba Unix in December 1991 and January 1992, as a PhD student at the Australian National University, using a packet sniffer to do network analysis of the protocol used by DEC Pathworks server software. At the time of the first releases, versions 0.1, 0.5 and 1.0, all from the first half of January 1992, it did not have a proper name, and Tridgell just called it "a Unix file server for Dos Pathworks". At the time of version 1.0, he realized that he "had in fact implemented the netbios protocol" and that "this software could be used with other PC clients". With a focus on interoperability with Microsoft's LAN Manager, Tridgell released "netbios for unix", nbserver, version 1.5 in December 1993. This release was the first to include client-software as well as a server. Also, at this time GPL2 was chosen as license. Midway through the 1.5-series, the name was changed to ''smbserver''. However, Tridgell got a trademark notice from the company "Syntax", who sold a product named ''TotalNet Advanced Server'' and owned the trademark for "SMBserver". The name "Samba" was derived by running the Unix command grep through the system dictionary looking for words that contained the letters S, M, and B, in that order (i.e. ). Versions 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, and 1.9 followed relatively quickly, with the latter being released in January 1995. Tridgell considers the adoption of CVS in May 1996 to mark the birth of the Samba Team, though there had been contributions from other people, especially Jeremy Allison, previously. Version 2.0.0 was released in January 1999, and version 2.2.0 in April 2001. == Version History == Version 3.0.0, released on 23 September 2003, was a major upgrade. Samba gained the ability to join Active Directory as a member, though not as a domain controller. Subsequent point-releases to 3.0 have added minor new features. Currently, the latest release in this series is 3.0.37, released 1 October 2009, and shipped on a voluntary basis. The 3.0.x series officially reached end-of-life on 5 August 2009.

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