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     SAMBA(7)	     UNIX System V (19 November	2002)	      SAMBA(7)

     NAME    [Toc]    [Back]
	  SAMBA	- A Windows SMB/CIFS fileserver	for UNIX

     SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

     DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]
	  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	protocol.

	  smbd The smbd	daemon provides	the file and print services to
	       SMB clients, such as Windows 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 configuration 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 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 current connections to smbd.

	       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


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

     COMPONENTS    [Toc]    [Back]
	  The Samba suite is made up of	several	components. Each
	  component is described 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 aren't clear enough	then
	  please send a	patch or bug report to	samba@samba.org

     AVAILABILITY    [Toc]    [Back]
	  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 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
	  mailing list are given in the	README file that comes with

	  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/>.

     VERSION    [Toc]    [Back]
	  This man page	is correct for version 2.2 of the Samba	suite.

     CONTRIBUTIONS    [Toc]    [Back]
	  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    [Toc]    [Back]
	  Contributors to the project are now too numerous to mention
	  here but all deserve the thanks of all Samba users. To see a

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	  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
	  <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-thanks.html

     AUTHOR    [Toc]    [Back]
	  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	converted to YODL format (another
	  excellent piece of Open Source software, available at
	  <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

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