Essay on Samba Research

687 Words May 24th, 2015 3 Pages
IT 302
LINUX ADMIN PROJECT I chose to do my final project on the Samba server, such as how to set up the server, security, and maintenance. Samba “is an Open Source/Free Software suite that provides seamless file and print services to SMB/CIFS clients. Samba is freely available, unlike other SMB/CIFS implementations, and allows for interoperability between Linux/Unix servers and Windows-based clients.” (source1) The whole purpose of the samba software is to make it possible to operate on many platforms. To install the server you would use the yum command in terminal. You then would enter su for the “super user” to install files as root. Then create a new directory containing three empty files which you'll share. While logged on
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By default, there’s a printer share already configured.” In the Global Settings section, at a particular line, depending on which platform you use, you change the workgroup name to your workgroup name. Now, confirm that the authentication type is set to the user by going to the authentication section, while in Global Settings. Again depending on the platform at a specific line make sure there is no hash mark at the beginning of the line to enable user security. “Samba is extremely robust. Once you've got everything set up the way you want, you'll probably forget that it is running. When trouble occurs, it's typically during installation or when you're trying to add something new to the server. Fortunately, there are a wide variety of resources that you can use to diagnose these troubles. Sometimes Unix seems to be made up of a handful of applications and tools. There are tools to troubleshoot tools. And of course, there are several ways to accomplish the same task.”(source3) When trying to solve a problem in Samba, you may want to start with these tools: Samba Logs, Fault tree, Unix utilities, samba test utilities, documentation and FAQ’s, searchable archives, and samba newsgroups. Your best bet as a first step at troubleshooting should always

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