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Learn Linux, 302 (Mixed environments): Samba roles

Mar 01, 2011, 21:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Roderick W. Smith)

"Summary: Samba isn't a single program; rather, it's a series of interrelated servers and utilities, each of which has its own specific purpose. Understanding the differences between these servers and utilities will help you manage your Samba system. Furthermore, Samba implements a number of different security models, which you must understand to properly integrate Samba into an existing network or to set up a new network with Samba servers at its core.


"In this article, learn about these concepts:

* Samba security modes
* Roles of core Samba daemons
* Management of Samba daemons

"This article helps you prepare for Objective 310.2 in Topic 310 of the LPI's Mixed Environment speciality exam (302). The objective has a weight of 1.


"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 particular, this article assumes that you have a working knowledge of Linux command-line functions and at least a general understanding of the purpose of Samba as covered in "Learn Linux, 302 (Mixed environments): Concepts". To perform the actions described in this article, you must have the Samba software installed. Some actions require that you have a working Server Message Block (SMB)/Common Internet File System (CIFS) network at your disposal."

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