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Configuring Samba

edit smb.conf hand (use testparm smb.conf to check syntax of the configuration) Yast system tools utilities on SUSE SWAT – Samba Web Admin Tool Webmin


smb.conf layout

3 special sections   [global]   global config settings [homes] Share users home directories [printers] defines shared printer access   User define sections [programs] path=/usr/local/programs writable=true valid users=joe browsable=yes create mode =0700   A zillion parameters require passwords limit by host limit by time of day    


Samba overview

uses session message block protocol allows Windows & Linux to interact Simple to complex configurations /etc/samba/smb.conf