A

 

B

C

CIFS Common Internet File System

CIFS From Eight Miles High

configuration - /etc/samba/smb.conf

D

Documentation - /usr/share/doc/samba-doc/htmldocs/samba-pdc.html

Domain see PDC (Primary Domain Controler)

E

F

 

G

 

H

 

I

id and password required to navigate to shared file on a UNIX server see user id and password required to navigate to shared file on a UNIX server

J

K

L

log files - /var/log/samba, look for log.nmbd, log.smbd

M

N

nobody user shows up when trying to connect to Samba server from client PC as evidenced by issuing command:

ps -aux | grep smb

make sure the Windows user is the same as the Linux id when you right click My Computer/manage and in the window that pops up go to

System Tools/Local Users and Groups/Users

and make sure the Name and Full Name are the same

also, on the Linux end, make sure you set the samba password

smbpasswd -a userid

O

 

P

password, change samba password depending on whats specified in the passdb backend = section of smb.conf (e.g., passdb backend = tdbsam)

pdbedit -a -u userid

smbpasswd -a userid (smbpasswd is deprecated)

password expiration

pdbedit -v -P 'maximum password age' -C 2592000

to set Thirty days before expiration , -C in seconds

password and ID required to navigate to shared file on a UNIX server see user id and password required to navigate to shared file on a UNIX server

PDC (Primary Domain Controler)

PDC Mini How-to

processes ps -aux | grep nmbd and ps -aux | grep smbd

Q

R

restart - /etc/init.d/samba restart

S

share file on Leo - /usr/loca/company_shared_files

start smbd -D -s, nmbd -D but restart instead whenever possible

stop use restart instead whenever possible. But otherwise:

kill -TERM -a <PID> or, supposedly, kill -TERM smbd (also, kill -TERM -a nmbd and kill -HUP -a inetd)

if you get

-su: kill: -a: no such pid

-su: kill: smbd: no such pid

then

ps -aux | grep smbd

to find the number of the process youre looking for, and kill it instead

SWAT

T

testparms need to be in /usr/sbin for this to work

troubleshooting article sent by Dave S.

U

user id and password required to navigate to shared file on a UNIX server emacs /etc/samba/smb.conf and look for

security = user

and change it to

security = share

V

version smbd -V

W

Windows

server tools srvtools.exe

whos logged in? use command:

ps -aux | grep smb

X

Y

Z

No's

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