This course teaches how to administer a SAMBA-3 environment. SAMBA-3 provides file and print services to Microsoft Window clients using the SMB/CIFS protocols. This course will give the student hands on experience implementing, configuring, and troubleshooting a SAMBA server. After a quick system setup, the student will learn numerous troubleshooting techniques and tools. Then implement print services and set up SAMBA as a Primary Domain Controller. The Samba Web Administration Tool (SWAT) will also be utilized for easy administration.
- Why would I want to use SAMBA?
- Windows/Unix Integration
- Windows/Unix Shared Security
- Printer and Network Resource Sharing
- Centralized Backups
- Migration Strategies
- Implementing SAMBA for File Sharing
- Location of System Files
- Organization of the “smb.conf” File
- Protocols and Ports Utilized
- Starting SAMBA Services
- Troubleshooting your implementation
- The security options
- Security Model
- Valid Users
- Setting up print services
- BSD printers
- CUPS printers
- Implementing a Domain Controller
- SAMBA PDC
- SAMBA BDC
- Using SWAT
- Configuring xinetd for SWAT
- Accessing through your Web Browser
- SWAT Walk Through
This course is designed for administrators responsible for integrating their Unix servers with a Microsoft Environment and providing seamless interoperability.
- U301 – Linux System Administration, or equivalent
- Knowledge of the U501 – vi Text Editor
Upon completion of this course the student will be able to implement, configure, troubleshoot, and administer a SAMBA file and print server. They will also be able to configure SAMBA as a Primary Domain Controller and use SWAT as an administration tool. The student will be well grounded in the primary uses of SAMBA and ready to address advanced applications.
- PC Workstation for use during training
- Student Manual
- The Official SAMBA-3 HOWTO & Reference Guide
(Bruce Perens Open Source)
- U201 – Intermediate Unix & Shell Programming
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