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Learn Linux, 302 (Mixed environments): Concepts

Feb 08, 2011, 15:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean A. Walberg)

"Summary: In preparation for taking the Linux Professional Institute Certification exam LPI-302 for system administrators, learn the fundamental concepts surrounding SMB/CIFS, file sharing, and print services in a mixed environment.

"Overview

"In this article, learn about these concepts:
* Server Message Block (SMB)/Common Internet File System (CIFS)
* File sharing
* Print service

"This article helps you prepare for Objective 310.1 in Topic 310 of the LPI's Mixed Environment speciality exam (302). The objective has a weight of 1.

"Prerequisites

"To get the most from the articles in this series, you should have an advanced knowledge of Linux and a working Linux system on which you can practice the commands covered in this article. In addition, you should have access to a Windows environment that you can use to test file and print access.

"File and print sharing

"The goal of file and print sharing is to let computers use disks and printers on other computers as if they were locally attached. This functionality allows more people to use the same expensive resources and to access those resources from anywhere. As central resources, files and printers can be more tightly controlled and audited, should that be required."

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