There is generally not a good reason to use samba unless you have a windows client that you need access to. Samba is an implementation of the SMB (Server Message Block) protocol that Windows boxes use for networking. If you don't have a Windows box, you don't have a need to run SMB. Without a need for SMB, you don't really need Samba.
You can share files and folders quite easily between linux machines with
Look into those options. scp is the easiest, becuase you likely have everything you need already
example scp /etc/data/file1.txt root@second_machine:/home/user/.
(copies file from current linux box called file1.txt to the /home/user/ directory on the second box)
example scp root@second_machine:/home/user/budget.odt
(copies a file called budget.odt from the second linus machine to a backup directory on the current machine called /etc/databackup).
Hope that helps shed a bit of light for you.
RHCE and MCSE systems administrator
Registered Linux User #375155 For More Info or to register yourself
My Linux box is:
Ubuntu 8.04, Antec Sonata II case with 450-watt PS, AMD 64 X2 4600+ (65 watt), 4GB DDR2 800 RAM, 18X Lite-On DVD burner, Asus M2NPV-VM, Nvidia GeForce 7600GT (256MB), 320GB Western Digital SATA 3.0Gbps, Logitech MX-310, Dell 18" ultrasharp LCD, Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 and 2.1 Boston Acoustics sound system..