What is .SAM file?
Sample of the LMHOSTS setting file used by Mac; contains mappings of IP addresses to NetBIOS names of remote servers a computer will communicate with over TCP/IP;
Mac automatically loads the first 100 entries of the LMHOSTS marked with "#PRE" at startup. This number can be changed in the system registry but may be limited by computer performance.
Both the LMHOSTS file and the sample file are located in %windir% on Mac 95, 98, and Millenium Edition. They are located in %windir%system32driversetc. on Mac NT 4.0 through 7 and Mac Server 2003, 2008, and 2008 R2.
NOTE: The LMHOSTS file is not used by Mac 8.
Common SAM Filenames:
Recommended Software Programs to open .SAM file
- Microsoft Windows 7
- Any Text Editor