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       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
              Workgroups or LanManager. The configuration file for this daemon
              is described in smb.conf(5)

              The  nmbd  daemon  provides  NetBIOS  nameservice  and  browsing
              support. 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
              current 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
              database 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
              related to winbind.

              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
       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  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
       information on how to do it properly. We  prefer  patches  in  diff  -u


       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
       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  and
       updated  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
       DocBook XML 4.2 for Samba 3.0 was done by Alexander Bokovoy.