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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).  For  a  more  thorough  description,  see  Samba also implements the NetBIOS protocol
       in nmbd.

	      The smbd daemon provides the file	 and  print  services  to  SMB
	      clients,	such  as  Windows 95/98, Windows NT, Windows for Work‐
	      groups or LanManager. The configuration file for this daemon  is
	      described in smb.conf(5)

	      The  nmbd	 daemon provides NetBIOS nameservice and browsing sup‐
	      port. The configuration file for this  daemon  is	 described  in

	      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.conf(5) configuration file.

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

	      The smbstatus tool provides access to information about the cur‐
	      rent connections to smbd.

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

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

	      The smbcacls command is a tool  to  set  ACL's  on  remote  CIFS

	      The  smbsh  command  is  a program that allows you to run a unix
	      shell with with an overloaded VFS.

	      The smbtree command is a text-based network neighborhood tool.

	      The smbtar can make backups of data on CIFS/SMB servers.

	      smbspool is a helper utility for printing on printers  connected
	      to CIFS servers.

	      smbcontrol is a utility that can change the behaviour of running
	      samba daemons.

	      rpcclient is a utility that can be used to execute RPC  commands
	      on remote CIFS servers.

	      The pdbedit command can be used to maintain the local user data‐
	      base on a samba server.

	      The findsmb command can be used to find SMB servers on the local

       net(8) The  net	command is supposed to work similar to the DOS/Windows
	      NET.EXE command.

	      swat is a web-based interface to configuring smb.conf.

	      winbindd is a daemon that is used for integrating authentication
	      and the user database into unix.

	      wbinfo is a utility that retrieves and stores information relat‐
	      ed to winbind.

	      editreg is a command-line utility that can edit windows registry

	      profiles	is  a command-line utility that can be used to replace
	      all occurences of a certain SID with another SID.

	      log2pcap is a utility for generating pcap trace files from Samba
	      log files.

	      vfstest is a utility that can be used to test vfs modules.

	      ntlm_auth	 is  a helper-utility for external programs wanting to
	      do NTLM-authentication.

       smbmount(8), smbumount(8), smbmnt(8)
	      smbmount,smbumount and smbmnt are commands that can be  used  to
	      mount CIFS/SMB shares on Linux.

	      smbcquotas  is a tool that can set remote QUOTA's on server with
	      NTFS 5.

       The Samba suite is made up of several components. Each component is de‐
       scribed	in a separate 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 and documents aren't
       clear enough then please visit for information on
       how to file a bug report or submit a patch.

       If  you	require	 help, visit the Samba webpage at
       and explore the many option available to you.

       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 distribute 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 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 and the Samba mailing list. Details on	 how  to  join
       the mailing list are given in the README file that comes with Samba.

       If  you have access to a WWW viewer (such as Mozilla or Konqueror) then
       you will also find lots of useful information, including back issues of
       the Samba mailing list, at

       This man page is correct for version 3.0 of the Samba suite.

       If you wish to contribute to the Samba project, then I suggest you join
       the Samba mailing list at

       If you have patches to submit, visit for	infor‐
       mation on how to do it properly. 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
       thechange-log  in  the  source  package	for the pre-CVS changes and at 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.

       The original Samba software and related utilities were created  by  An‐
       drew  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 converted to YODL format (another excellent piece of Open
       Source software, available at and  up‐
       dated  for  the	Samba 2.0 release by Jeremy Allison. The conversion to
       DocBook for Samba 2.2 was done by Gerald Carter. The conversion to Doc‐
       Book XML 4.2 for Samba 3.0 was done by Alexander Bokovoy.


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