Linux Tutorials on the topic “samba”

  • Samba Server Installation on Debian 8 (Jessie)

    debian VMWare Image Download Author: Till BrehmTags: , , Comments: 1Published: Aug 05, 2015

    This tutorial explains the installation of a Samba fileserver on Debian 8 and shows you how to configure Samba to share files over the SMB/CIFS the protocol. Samba is configured as a standalone server, not as a domain controller. In the resulting setup, every user has his own home directory, all users have a shared group directory with read-/write access and optionally an anonymous share is added.

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  • Build your own NAS with OpenMediaVault

    debian VMWare Image Download Author: Till BrehmTags: , , , , , Comments: 1Published: Jul 31, 2015

    OpenMediaVault is a Debian based special purpose Linux Distribution to build a Network Attached Storage (NAS) System. It provides an easy to use web-based interface, Multilanguage support, Volume Management, Monitoring and a plugin system to extend it with LDAP, Bittorrent, and iSCSI capabilities. This tutorial describes the installation and configuration of OpenMediaVault.

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  • How to setup Raspberry Pi as Backup Server for Linux and Windows Desktops

    raspbian Author: Stephan JauTags: , , , Comments: 3Published: May 21, 2015

    The Raspberry Pi is a series of small single-board computers. They are rather cheap and are well suited for running a backup server or voip server. This tutorial describes the complete installation of the Raspberry PI from downloading and installing Raspian, the installation and configuration of Samba and how to backup Windows and Linux Desktops on the Raspberry Pi.

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  • Samba server installation on OpenSuse 13.2

    opensuse VMWare Image Download Author: srijanTags: , , Comments: 1

    Samba Server Configuration in OpenSuse 13.2 This guide explains how to configure samba server in OpenSuse 13.2 with anonymous & secured samba servers. Samba is an Open Source/Free Software suite that provides seamless file and print services to SMB/CIFS clients. Samba is freely available, unlike other SMB/CIFS implementations, and allows for interoperability between Linux/Unix servers and Windows-based clients.

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  • Samba Server installation on Ubuntu 14.10

    ubuntu VMWare Image Download Author: srijanTags: , , Comments: 3

    This guide explains how to install and configure a samba server on Ubuntu 14.10 with anonymous & secured samba shares. Samba is an Open Source/Free Software suite that provides seamless file and print services to SMB/CIFS clients. Samba is freely available, unlike other SMB/CIFS implementations, and allows for interoperability between Linux/Unix servers and Windows-based clients.

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  • Samba Server Installation and Configuration on CentOS 7

    apache VMWare Image Download Author: howtoforgeTags: , , , Comments: 23

    This guide explains how to configure samba server on CentOS 7 with anonymous and secured samba servers. Samba is an Open Source/Free Software suite that provides seamless file and print services to SMB/CIFS clients. Samba is freely available, unlike other SMB/CIFS implementations, and allows for interoperability between Linux/Unix servers and Windows-based clients.

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  • Samba Server Install on Debian 7 (Wheezy)

    debian Author: howtoforgeTags: , , Comments: 5

    Samba Server Install on Debian 7 (Wheezy) This guide explains how to install and configure Samba server in Debian 7 with anonymous and secured samba servers. Samba is an Open Source/Free Software suite that provides seamless file and print services to SMB/CIFS clients. Samba is freely available, unlike other SMB/CIFS implementations, and allows for interoperability between Linux/Unix servers and Windows-based clients.

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  • Samba Server Configuration in CentOS 6.5

    apache Author: howtoforgeTags: , , Comments: 4

    This guide explains how to configure samba server in CentOS 6.5 with anonymous & secured samba servers. Samba is an Open Source/Free Software suite that provides seamless file and print services to SMB/CIFS clients. Samba is freely available, unlike other SMB/CIFS implementations, and allows for interoperability between Linux/Unix servers and Windows-based clients.

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  • Samba Server Configuration in OpenSuSe 13.1

    opensuse Author: howtoforgeTags: , , Comments: 1

    Samba Server Configuration in OpenSuSe 13.1 This guide explains how to configure samba server in Opensuse 13.1 with anonymous & secured samba servers. Samba is an Open Source/Free Software suite that provides seamless file and print services to SMB/CIFS clients. Samba is freely available, unlike other SMB/CIFS implementations, and allows for interoperability between Linux/Unix servers and Windows-based clients.

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  • Samba Server Configuration in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

    ubuntu VMWare Image Download Author: srijanTags: , , Comments: 17

    This guide explains how to configure samba server in Ubuntu 14.04 with anonymous & secured samba servers. Samba is an Open Source/Free Software suite that provides seamless file and print services to SMB/CIFS clients. Samba is freely available, unlike other SMB/CIFS implementations, and allows for interoperability between Linux/Unix servers and Windows-based clients.

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What is Samba?

Samba was originally developed in 1992 by Andrew Trigell as a part of a PhD project that ended up being a fully functional and open source (GPL 3.0) re-implementation of the SMB/CIFS networking protocol. What this basically means is that Samba is the software suite that allows the connection and interaction of Unix, Linux, IBM, OSX, Solaris and BSD systems with Microsoft Windows clients or servers. This interaction includes the activities of file browsing as well as printing services. Being an important free software project that greatly adds to the interoperability of Linux systems and basically raises their usability value, Samba is nowadays found installed out of the box in every popular Linux distribution.

To make the communication between Windows and Unix-based computers seamless, Samba utilizes a rich set of services and protocols. Some of those are the NetBIOS over TCP/IP, the SMB (Server Message Block), CIFS, Microsoft RPC, NT Domain, SAM (Security Accounts Manager), LSA (Local Security Authority, NTLM and DFS (Distributed File System). Some of these protocols were developed based on reverse engineering methods but still Samba's functionality remains at top level. From 2013 (version 4.1), Samba supports the latest version 3 of the Server Message Block available in Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012. The fact that Samba is so up to date ensures its continuous delivery of flexibility to network administrators around the globe.

 

HowtoForge and Samba

HowtoForge has dozens of Samba-related tutorials that guide users to step by step installation of configuration of the popular server software. From complete how-tos that concern feature-rich distributions (Fedora, Suse, Ubuntu, Debian), to highly specialized Samba implementations on limited hardware such as the Raspberry Pi, on HowToForge you will find anything you need. For more specific questions that may not be found in the posts though, you can always visit our forums and seek for the expert advice of the community.