SAMBA provides file and printer sharing on UNIX, Linux and Solaris™ servers for Microsoft Windows PCs. This one-day workshop provides an opportunity to learn in-depth how to obtain, install and configure this free software.
Attendees must have sound basic UNIX/Solaris/Linux experience including systems administration and IP network configuration. Knowledge of NT server configuration would also be an advantage, but is not essential.
Introduction, Obtaining the latest source, typical NT roles for SAMBA.
Configuring SAMBA from source - Initial Configuration, Compiling the source, Compile options, Making the binaries, Installing the binaries
SAMBA Documentation including the SAMBA Book
Configuring SAMBA - Configuring Solaris and Linux to run Samba, The smb.conf file, starting the server daemons, Testing the server, Another way to access disk shares.
SAMBA configuration via your Web Browser - swat
Using SAMBA server resources from the PC, sharing Workgroup resources from the PC
Configuration File Format & Syntax, Variables, includes, config file, [globals] section, Server Configuration, NetBIOS Names.
Disk shares in detail, Basic Options, Encrypted passwords, Restricting network access, Virtual Samba Servers, Browsing, Browsing Mechanics and Elections, Domain Master Browser
UNIX/Windows File systems and permissions, Links
User Authentication - Domain Logons, NIS
Other Issues: Logging Options, Name Resolution, Printing, Printing Options
Introduction to SSL (Secure Sockets Layer)
Performance Tuning, Sizing Servers
Troubleshooting, smb.conf Variable Reference & Summary