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RedHat 9 (Linux i386) - man page for samba (redhat section 7)

SAMBA(7)										 SAMBA(7)

       SAMBA - A Windows SMB/CIFS fileserver for UNIX


       The  Samba  software  suite is a collection of programs that implements the Server Message
       Block (commonly abbreviated as SMB) protocol for UNIX systems. This protocol is	sometimes
       also  referred  to as the Common Internet File System (CIFS), LanManager or NetBIOS proto-

       smbd   The smbd daemon provides the file and print services to SMB clients, such  as  Win-
	      dows  95/98,  Windows  NT,  Windows for Workgroups or LanManager. The configuration
	      file for this daemon is described in smb.conf

       nmbd   The nmbd daemon provides NetBIOS nameserving and browsing support.  The  configura-
	      tion file for this daemon is described in smb.conf

	      The  smbclient  program  implements  a  simple  ftp-like client. This is useful for
	      accessing SMB shares on other compatible servers (such as Windows NT), and can also
	      be  used to allow a UNIX box to print to a printer attached to any SMB server (such
	      as a PC running Windows NT).

	      The testparm utility is a simple syntax checker for  Samba's  smb.confconfiguration

	      The  testprns utility supports testing printer names defined in your printcap> file
	      used by Samba.

	      The smbstatus tool provides access to information about the current connections  to

	      The nmblookup tools allows NetBIOS name queries to be made from a UNIX host.

	      The  make_smbcodepage utility provides a means of creating SMB code page definition
	      files for your smbd server.

	      The smbpasswd command is a tool for changing LanMan and Windows NT password  hashes
	      on Samba and Windows NT servers.

       The  Samba  suite is made up of several components. Each component is described in a sepa-
       rate manual page. It is strongly recommended that you read the  documentation  that  comes
       with  Samba  and  the  manual  pages of those components that you use. If the manual pages
       aren't  clear  enough  then  please  send  a  patch  or	bug  report  to   samba@samba.org

       The  Samba  software  suite  is licensed under the GNU Public License(GPL). A copy of that
       license should have come with the package in the file COPYING. You are encouraged to  dis-
       tribute copies of the Samba suite, but please obey the terms of this license.

       The  latest version of the Samba suite can be obtained via anonymous ftp from samba.org in
       the directory pub/samba/. It is also available on several mirror sites worldwide.

       You may also find useful information  about  Samba  on  the  newsgroup	comp.protocol.smb
       <URL:news:comp.protocols.smb> and the Samba mailing list. Details on how to join the mail-
       ing list are given in the README file that comes with Samba.

       If you have access to a WWW viewer (such as Netscape or Mosaic) then you  will  also  find
       lots  of  useful  information,  including  back	issues	of  the  Samba	mailing  list, at
       http://lists.samba.org <URL:http://lists.samba.org/>.

       This man page is correct for version 2.2 of the Samba suite.

       If you wish to contribute to the Samba project, then I suggest you join the Samba  mailing
       list at http://lists.samba.org <URL:http://lists.samba.org/>.

       If  you have patches to submit or bugs to report then you may mail them directly to samba-
       patches@samba.org.  Note, however, that due to the enormous popularity of this package the
       Samba Team may take some time to respond to mail. We prefer patches in diff -u format.

       Contributors  to  the  project  are  now  too numerous to mention here but all deserve the
       thanks	 of    all    Samba    users.	 To    see    a    full     list,     look     at
       ftp://samba.org/pub/samba/alpha/change-log    <URL:ftp://samba.org/pub/samba/alpha/change-
       log>   for   the   pre-CVS   changes   and   at	  ftp://samba.org/pub/samba/alpha/cvs.log
       <URL:ftp://samba.org/pub/samba/alpha/cvs.log>  for the contributors to Samba post-CVS. CVS
       is the Open Source source code control system used by the Samba Team to develop Samba. The
       project would have been unmanageable without it.

       In  addition, several commercial organizations now help fund the Samba Team with money and
       equipment.  For	details  see  the  Samba  Web  pages  at    http://samba.org/samba/samba-

       The  original  Samba software and related utilities were created by Andrew Tridgell. Samba
       is now developed by the Samba Team as an Open Source project similar to the way the  Linux
       kernel is developed.

       The  original  Samba  man pages were written by Karl Auer.  The man page sources were con-
       verted to YODL format (another excellent piece  of  Open  Source  software,  available  at
       ftp://ftp.icce.rug.nl/pub/unix/ <URL:ftp://ftp.icce.rug.nl/pub/unix/>) and updated for the
       Samba 2.0 release by Jeremy Allison. The conversion to DocBook for Samba 2.2 was  done  by
       Gerald Carter

					 19 November 2002				 SAMBA(7)

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