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The Official Samba-3 HOWTO and Reference Guide / Edition 2

The Official Samba-3 HOWTO and Reference Guide / Edition 2

by John H. Terpstra, Editor, Jelmer R. Vernooij, Editor

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ISBN-10: 0131882228

ISBN-13: 9780131882225

Pub. Date: 08/22/2005

Publisher: Prentice Hall

Fully Updated to Reflect Major Improvements and Configuration Changes in Samba-3.0.11 through 3.0.20+!

You’ve deployed Samba: Now get the most out of it with today’s definitive guide to maximizing Samba performance, stability, reliability, and power in your production environment. Direct from members of the Samba Team, The Official


Fully Updated to Reflect Major Improvements and Configuration Changes in Samba-3.0.11 through 3.0.20+!

You’ve deployed Samba: Now get the most out of it with today’s definitive guide to maximizing Samba performance, stability, reliability, and power in your production environment. Direct from members of the Samba Team, The Official Samba-3 HOWTO and Reference Guide, Second Edition, offers the most systematic and authoritative coverage of Samba’s advanced features and capabilities. It has been extensively updated to reflect major improvements in the Samba-3.0 series of releases and additional performance enhancements in Samba-3.0.20 and later.

Use this book to go far beyond basic deployment, leveraging all of Samba’s components, from directory services to remote administration. Use it to find practical optimization techniques for any environment, from the workgroup to the enterprise. Use it to find detailed guidance and best practices for troubleshooting and problem solving. And, if your background is in Windows networking, use this book to get up to speed rapidly with Samba network administration in Linux/UNIX environments.

Coverage includes

  • NEW! User Rights and Privileges features and their impact on default system behavior
  • NEW! Expanded LDAP capabilities, the new Winbind subsystem, and Samba’s improved ACL handling
  • NEW! Detailed coverage of the powerful Samba-3.x net local/remote administration utility
  • NEW! Comprehensive documentation of IDMAP functionality
  • NEW! Proven techniques for improving performance with large directories
  • NEW! Samba integration with Windows Server 2003 and the latest versions of Active Directory
  • Advanced techniques: interdomain trusts, loadable VFS file system drivers, distributed authentication, desktop profile management, CUPS printing, high availability, and more
  • Contains a dramatically improved, more-detailed index

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Table of Contents

List of Examples.

List of Figures.

List of Tables.





1. How to Install and Test Samba.

1.1 Obtaining and Installing Samba

1.2 Configuring Samba (smb.conf)

1.3 List Shares Available on the Server

1.4 Connect with a UNIX Client

1.5 Connect from a Remote SMB Client

1.6 Common Errors

2. Fast Start: Cure for Impatience.

2.1 Features and Benefits

2.2 Description of Example Sites

2.3 Worked Examples


3. Server Types and Security Modes.

3.1 Features and Benefits

3.2 Server Types

3.3 Samba Security Modes

3.4 Password Checking

3.5 Common Errors

4. Domain Control.

4.1 Features and Benefits

4.2 Single Sign-On and Domain Security

4.3 Basics of Domain Control

4.4 Domain Control: Example Configuration

4.5 Samba ADS Domain Control

4.6 Domain and Network Logon Configuration

4.7 Common Errors

5. Backup Domain Control.

5.1 Features and Benefits

5.2 Essential Background Information

5.3 Backup Domain Controller Configuration

5.4 Common Errors

6. Domain Membership.

6.1 Features and Benefits

6.2 MS Windows Workstation/Server Machine Trust Accounts

6.3 Domain Member Server

6.4 Samba ADS Domain Membership

6.5 Sharing User ID Mappings between Samba Domain Members

6.6 Common Errors

7. Standalone Servers.

7.1 Features and Benefits

7.2 Background

7.3 Example Configuration

7.4 Common Errors

8. MS Windows Network Configuration Guide.

8.1 Features and Benefits

8.2 Technical Details

8.3 Common Errors


9. Network Browsing.

9.1 Features and Benefits

9.2 What Is Browsing?

9.3 Discussion

9.4 How Browsing Functions

9.5 WINS: The Windows Internetworking Name Server

9.6 Helpful Hints

9.7 Technical Overview of Browsing

9.8 Common Errors

10. Account Information Databases.

10.1 Features and Benefits

10.2 Technical Information

10.3 Account Management Tools

10.4 Password Backends

10.5 Common Errors

11. Group Mapping: MS Windows and Unix.

11.1 Features and Benefits

11.2 Discussion

11.3 Configuration Scripts

11.4 Common Errors

12. Remote and Local Management: the net Command.

12.1 Overview

12.2 Administrative Tasks and Methods

12.3 UNIX and Windows Group Management

12.4 UNIX and Windows User Management

12.5 Administering User Rights and Privileges

12.6 Managing Trust Relationships

12.7 Managing Security Identifiers (SIDS)

12.8 Share Management

12.9 Controlling Open Files

12.10 Session and Connection Management

12.11 Printers and ADS

12.12 Manipulating the Samba Cache

12.13 Other Miscellaneous Operations

13. Identity Mapping (IDMAP).

13.1 Samba Server Deployment Types and IDMAP

13.2 Examples of IDMAP Backend Usage

14. User Rights and Privileges.

14.1 Rights Management Capabilities

14.2 The Administrator Domain SID

14.3 Common Errors

15. File, Directory, and Share Access Controls.

15.1 Features and Benefits

15.2 File System Access Controls

15.3 Share Definition Access Controls

15.4 Access Controls on Shares

15.5 MS Windows Access Control Lists and UNIX Interoperability

15.6 Common Errors

16. File and Record Locking.

16.1 Features and Benefits

16.2 Discussion

16.3 Samba Oplocks Control

16.4 MS Windows Oplocks and Caching Controls

16.5 Persistent Data Corruption

16.6 Common Errors

16.7 Additional Reading

17. Securint Samba.

17.1 Introduction

17.2 Features and Benefits

17.3 Technical Discussion of Protective Measures and Issues

17.4 Upgrading Samba

17.5 Common Errors

18. Interdomain Trust Relationships.

18.1 Features and Benefits

18.2 Trust Relationship Background

18.3 Native MS Windows NT4 Trusts Configuration

18.4 Configuring Samba NT-Style Domain Trusts

18.5 NT4-Style Domain Trusts with Windows 2000

18.6 Common Errors

19. Hosting a Microsoft Distributed File System Tree.

19.1 Features and Benefits

19.2 Common Errors

20. Classical Printing Support.

20.1 Features and Benefits

20.2 Technical Introduction

20.3 Simple Print Configuration

20.4 Extended Printing Configuration

20.5 Printing Developments Since Samba-2.2

20.6 Installing Drivers into [print$]

20.7 Client Driver Installation Procedure

20.8 Other Gotchas

20.9 The Imprints Toolset

20.10 Adding Network Printers without User Interaction

20.11 The addprinter Command

20.12 Migration of Classical Printing to Samba

20.13 Publishing Printer Information in Active Directory or LDAP

20.14 Common Errors

21. CUPS Printing Support.

21.1 Introduction

21.2 Basic CUPS Support Configuration

21.3 Advanced Configuration

21.4 Advanced Intelligent Printing with PostScript Driver Download

21.5 The CUPS Filtering Architecture

21.6 Network Printing (Purely Windows)

21.7 Network Printing (Windows Clients and UNIX/Samba Print Servers)

21.8 Network PostScript RIP

21.9 Windows Terminal Servers (WTS) as CUPS Clients

21.10 Configuring CUPS for Driver Download

21.11 Installing PostScript Driver Files Manually Using rpcclient

21.12 The Printing .tdb Files

21.13 CUPS Print Drivers from Linuxprinting.org

21.14 Page Accounting with CUPS

21.15 Additional Material

21.16 Autodeletion or Preservation of CUPS Spool Files

21.17 Printing from CUPS to Windows-Attached Printers

21.18 More CUPS Filtering Chains

21.19 Common Errors

21.20 Overview of the CUPS Printing Processes

22. Stackable VFS Modules.

22.1 Features and Benefits

22.2 Discussion

22.3 Included Modules

22.4 VFS Modules Available Elsewhere

23. Winbind: Use of Domain Accounts.

23.1 Features and Benefits

23.2 Introduction

23.3 What Winbind Provides

23.4 How Winbind Works

23.5 Installation and Configuration

23.6 Conclusion

23.7 Common Errors

24. Advanced Network Management.

24.1 Features and Benefits

24.2 Remote Server Administration

24.3 Remote Desktop Management

24.4 Network Logon Script Magic

25. System and Account Policies.

25.1 Features and Benefits

25.2 Creating and Managing System Policies

25.3 Managing Account/User Policies

25.4 Management Tools

25.5 System Startup and Logon Processing Overview

25.6 Common Errors

26. Desktop Profile Management.

26.1 Features and Benefits

26.2 Roaming Profiles

26.3 Mandatory Profiles

26.4 Creating and Managing Group Profiles

26.5 Default Profile for Windows Users

26.6 Common Errors

27. PAM-Based Distributed Authentication.

27.1 Features and Benefits

27.2 Technical Discussion

27.3 Common Errors

28. Integrating MS Windows Networks with Samba.

28.1 Features and Benefits

28.2 Background Information

28.3 Name Resolution in a Pure UNIX/Linux World

28.4 Name Resolution as Used within MS Windows Networking

28.5 Common Errors

29. Unicode/Charsets.

29.1 Features and Benefits

29.2 What Are Charsets and Unicode?

29.3 Samba and Charsets

29.4 Conversion from Old Names

29.5 Japanese Charsets

29.6 Common Errors

30. Backup Techniques.

30.1 Features and Benefits

30.2 Discussion of Backup Solutions

31. High Availability.

31.1 Features and Benefits

31.2 Technical Discussion

32. Handling Large Directories.

33. Advanced Configuration Techniques.

33.1 Implementation


34. Upgrading from Samba-2.x to Samba-3.0.20.

34.1 Quick Migration Guide

34.2 New Features in Samba-3

34.3 Configuration Parameter Changes

34.4 New Functionality

35. Migration from NT4 PDC to Samba-3 PDC.

35.1 Planning and Getting Started

35.2 Migration Options

36. SWAT: The Samba Web Administration Tool.

36.1 Features and Benefits

36.2 Guidelines and Technical Tips

36.3 Overview and Quick Tour


37. The Samba Checklist.

37.1 Introduction

37.2 Assumptions

37.3 The Tests

38. Analyzing and Solving Samba Problems.

38.1 Diagnostics Tools

38.2 Useful URLs

38.3 Getting Mailing List Help

38.4 How to Get O_ the Mailing Lists

39. Reporting Bugs.

39.1 Introduction

39.2 General Information

39.3 Debug Levels

39.4 Internal Errors

39.5 Attaching to a Running Process

39.6 Patches


40. How to Compile Samba.

40.1 Access Samba Source Code via Subversion

40.2 Accessing the Samba Sources via rsync and ftp

40.3 Verifying Samba's PGP Signature

40.4 Building the Binaries

40.5 Starting the smbd nmbd and winbindd

41. Portability.

41.1 HPUX


41.3 DNIX

41.4 Red Hat Linux

41.5 AIX: Sequential Read Ahead

41.6 Solaris

42. Samba and Other CIFS Clients.

42.1 Macintosh Clients

42.2 OS2 Client

42.3 Windows for Workgroups

42.4 Windows 95/98

42.5 Windows 2000 Service Pack 2

42.6 Windows NT 3.1

43. Samba Performance Tuning.

43.1 Comparisons

43.2 Socket Options

43.3 Read Size

43.4 Max Xmit

43.5 Log Level

43.6 Read Raw

43.7 Write Raw

43.8 Slow Logins

43.9 Client Tuning

43.10 Samba Performance Problem Due to Changing Linux Kernel

43.11 Corrupt tdb Files

43.12 Samba Performance is Very Slow

44. LDAP and Transport Layer Security.

44.1 Introduction

44.2 Configuring

44.3 Testing

44.4 Troubleshooting

45. Samba Support.

45.1 Free Support

45.2 Commercial Support

46. DNS and DHCP Configuration Guide.

46.1 Features and Benefits

46.2 Example Configuration

47. Manual Pages.

47.1 net

47.2 nmbd

47.3 nmblookup

47.4 pdbedit

47.5 profiles

47.6 rpcclient

47.7 smbcacls

47.8 smbclient

47.9 smb.conf

47.10 smbcquotas

47.11 smbd

47.12 smbpasswd

47.13 smbpasswd

47.14 smbstatus

47.15 smbtree

47.16 tdbbackup

47.17 tdbdump

47.18 testparm

47.19 wbinfo

47.20 winbindd

Appendix A: GNU General Public License.

A.1 Preamble

A.2 Terms and Conditions for Copying, Distribution and Modification

A.3 How to Apply These Terms to Your New Programs


Subject Index.

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