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SAMBA(7)                                   Miscellanea                                   SAMBA(7)

       samba - A Windows AD and 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 and provides Active
       Directory services. This protocol is sometimes also referred to as the Common Internet
       File System (CIFS). For a more thorough description, see http://www.ubiqx.org/cifs/. Samba
       also implements the NetBIOS protocol in nmbd.

           The samba daemon provides the Active Directory services and file and print services to
           SMB clients. The configuration file for this daemon is described in smb.conf(5).

           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 smb.conf(5).

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

           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 samba-tool is the main Samba Administration tool regarding Active Directory

           The testparm utility is a simple syntax checker for Samba's smb.conf(5) configuration

           The smbstatus tool provides access to information about the current connections to

           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 servers.

           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 smbd, nmbd and
           winbindd daemons.

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

           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 network.

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

           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 occurrences 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.

           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 http://devel.samba.org for
       information on how to file a bug report or submit a patch.

       If you require help, visit the Samba webpage at http://www.samba.org/ 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 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 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 4 of the Samba suite.

       If you wish to contribute to the Samba project, then I suggest you join the Samba mailing
       list at http://lists.samba.org.

       If you have patches to submit, visit http://devel.samba.org/ for information on how to do
       it properly. We prefer patches in git format-patch 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 the change-log in the source
       package for the pre-CVS changes and at http://git.samba.org/ for the contributors to Samba
       post-GIT. GIT 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
       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. The conversion to
       DocBook XML 4.2 for Samba 3.0 was done by Alexander Bokovoy.

Samba 4.2                                   11/12/2017                                   SAMBA(7)

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