Best Network Protocol for cross-platform (Win/OSX/Ubuntu) file sharing
As it says in title I am looking for a reccomendation of what network protocol to use for a cross platform environment. I have a box that I was going to put either Ubuntu or Ubuntu Server onto and it was going to be used as a file server (possibly among other things) in a small office environment (maybe up to 10 users).
Users that access the computer include Mac OS X Lion, Leopard & Snow Leopard. Windows XP, Vista, & 7. A bad miss match I know!
I am just wondering what you guys would say would be the most reliable & fastest protocol to setup on the Ubuntu system - Samba, CIFS, NFS, FTP..(any others)?