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1<html><head><meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1"><title>samba</title><link rel="stylesheet" href="samba.css" type="text/css"><meta name="generator" content="DocBook XSL Stylesheets V1.68.1"></head><body bgcolor="white" text="black" link="#0000FF" vlink="#840084" alink="#0000FF"><div class="refentry" lang="en"><a name="samba.7"></a><div class="titlepage"></div><div class="refnamediv"><h2>Name</h2><p>samba &#8212; A Windows SMB/CIFS fileserver for UNIX</p></div><div class="refsynopsisdiv"><h2>Synopsis</h2><div class="cmdsynopsis"><p><code class="command">samba</code> </p></div></div><div class="refsect1" lang="en"><a name="id263116"></a><h2>DESCRIPTION</h2><p>The Samba software suite is a collection of programs
2        that implements the Server Message Block (commonly abbreviated
3        as SMB) protocol for UNIX systems. This protocol is sometimes
4        also referred to as the Common Internet File System (CIFS). For a
5        more thorough description, see <a href="" target="_top">
6</a>. Samba also implements the NetBIOS
7        protocol in nmbd.</p><div class="variablelist"><dl><dt><span class="term"><a href="smbd.8.html"><span class="citerefentry"><span class="refentrytitle">smbd</span>(8)</span></a></span></dt><dd><p>The <span><strong class="command">smbd</strong></span> daemon provides the file and print services to
8                SMB clients, such as Windows 95/98, Windows NT, Windows
9                for Workgroups or LanManager. The configuration file
10                for this daemon is described in <a href="smb.conf.5.html"><span class="citerefentry"><span class="refentrytitle">smb.conf</span>(5)</span></a>
11                </p></dd><dt><span class="term"><a href="nmbd.8.html"><span class="citerefentry"><span class="refentrytitle">nmbd</span>(8)</span></a></span></dt><dd><p>The <span><strong class="command">nmbd</strong></span>
12                daemon provides NetBIOS nameservice and browsing
13                support. The configuration file for this daemon
14                is described in <a href="smb.conf.5.html"><span class="citerefentry"><span class="refentrytitle">smb.conf</span>(5)</span></a></p></dd><dt><span class="term"><a href="smbclient.1.html"><span class="citerefentry"><span class="refentrytitle">smbclient</span>(1)</span></a></span></dt><dd><p>The <span><strong class="command">smbclient</strong></span>
15                program implements a simple ftp-like client. This
16                is useful for accessing SMB shares on other compatible
17                servers (such as Windows NT), and can also be used
18                to allow a UNIX box to print to a printer attached to
19                any SMB server (such as a PC running Windows NT).</p></dd><dt><span class="term"><a href="testparm.1.html"><span class="citerefentry"><span class="refentrytitle">testparm</span>(1)</span></a></span></dt><dd><p>The <span><strong class="command">testparm</strong></span>
20                utility is a simple syntax checker for Samba's <a href="smb.conf.5.html"><span class="citerefentry"><span class="refentrytitle">smb.conf</span>(5)</span></a> configuration file.</p></dd><dt><span class="term"><a href="testprns.1.html"><span class="citerefentry"><span class="refentrytitle">testprns</span>(1)</span></a></span></dt><dd><p>The <span><strong class="command">testprns</strong></span>
21                utility supports testing printer names defined
22                in your <code class="filename">printcap</code> file used
23                by Samba.</p></dd><dt><span class="term"><a href="smbstatus.1.html"><span class="citerefentry"><span class="refentrytitle">smbstatus</span>(1)</span></a></span></dt><dd><p>The <span><strong class="command">smbstatus</strong></span>
24                tool provides access to information about the
25                current connections to <span><strong class="command">smbd</strong></span>.</p></dd><dt><span class="term"><a href="nmblookup.1.html"><span class="citerefentry"><span class="refentrytitle">nmblookup</span>(1)</span></a></span></dt><dd><p>The <span><strong class="command">nmblookup</strong></span>
26                tools allows NetBIOS name queries to be made
27                from a UNIX host.</p></dd><dt><span class="term"><a href="smbpasswd.8.html"><span class="citerefentry"><span class="refentrytitle">smbpasswd</span>(8)</span></a></span></dt><dd><p>The <span><strong class="command">smbpasswd</strong></span>
28                command is a tool for changing LanMan and Windows NT
29                password hashes on Samba and Windows NT servers.</p></dd><dt><span class="term"><a href="smbcacls.1.html"><span class="citerefentry"><span class="refentrytitle">smbcacls</span>(1)</span></a></span></dt><dd><p>The <span><strong class="command">smbcacls</strong></span> command is
30                a tool to set ACL's on remote CIFS servers. </p></dd><dt><span class="term"><a href="smbsh.1.html"><span class="citerefentry"><span class="refentrytitle">smbsh</span>(1)</span></a></span></dt><dd><p>The <span><strong class="command">smbsh</strong></span> command is
31                a program that allows you to run a unix shell with
32                with an overloaded VFS.</p></dd><dt><span class="term"><a href="smbtree.1.html"><span class="citerefentry"><span class="refentrytitle">smbtree</span>(1)</span></a></span></dt><dd><p>The <span><strong class="command">smbtree</strong></span> command
33                is a text-based network neighborhood tool.</p></dd><dt><span class="term"><a href="smbtar.1.html"><span class="citerefentry"><span class="refentrytitle">smbtar</span>(1)</span></a></span></dt><dd><p>The <span><strong class="command">smbtar</strong></span> can make
34                backups of data on CIFS/SMB servers.</p></dd><dt><span class="term"><a href="smbspool.8.html"><span class="citerefentry"><span class="refentrytitle">smbspool</span>(8)</span></a></span></dt><dd><p><span><strong class="command">smbspool</strong></span> is a
35                helper utility for printing on printers connected
36                to CIFS servers. </p></dd><dt><span class="term"><a href="smbcontrol.1.html"><span class="citerefentry"><span class="refentrytitle">smbcontrol</span>(1)</span></a></span></dt><dd><p><span><strong class="command">smbcontrol</strong></span> is a utility
37                that can change the behaviour of running samba daemons.
38                </p></dd><dt><span class="term"><a href="rpcclient.1.html"><span class="citerefentry"><span class="refentrytitle">rpcclient</span>(1)</span></a></span></dt><dd><p><span><strong class="command">rpcclient</strong></span> is a utility
39                that can be used to execute RPC commands on remote
40                CIFS servers.</p></dd><dt><span class="term"><a href="pdbedit.8.html"><span class="citerefentry"><span class="refentrytitle">pdbedit</span>(8)</span></a></span></dt><dd><p>The <span><strong class="command">pdbedit</strong></span> command
41                can be used to maintain the local user database on
42                a samba server.</p></dd><dt><span class="term"><a href="findsmb.1.html"><span class="citerefentry"><span class="refentrytitle">findsmb</span>(1)</span></a></span></dt><dd><p>The <span><strong class="command">findsmb</strong></span> command
43                can be used to find SMB servers on the local network.
44                </p></dd><dt><span class="term"><a href="net.8.html"><span class="citerefentry"><span class="refentrytitle">net</span>(8)</span></a></span></dt><dd><p>The <span><strong class="command">net</strong></span> command
45                is supposed to work similar to the DOS/Windows
46                NET.EXE command.</p></dd><dt><span class="term"><a href="swat.8.html"><span class="citerefentry"><span class="refentrytitle">swat</span>(8)</span></a></span></dt><dd><p><span><strong class="command">swat</strong></span> is a web-based
47                interface to configuring <code class="filename">smb.conf</code>.
48                </p></dd><dt><span class="term"><a href="winbindd.8.html"><span class="citerefentry"><span class="refentrytitle">winbindd</span>(8)</span></a></span></dt><dd><p><span><strong class="command">winbindd</strong></span> is a daemon
49                that is used for integrating authentication and
50                the user database into unix.</p></dd><dt><span class="term"><a href="wbinfo.1.html"><span class="citerefentry"><span class="refentrytitle">wbinfo</span>(1)</span></a></span></dt><dd><p><span><strong class="command">wbinfo</strong></span> is a utility
51                that retrieves and stores information related to winbind.
52                </p></dd><dt><span class="term"><a href="profiles.1.html"><span class="citerefentry"><span class="refentrytitle">profiles</span>(1)</span></a></span></dt><dd><p><span><strong class="command">profiles</strong></span> is a command-line
53                utility that can be used to replace all occurences of
54                a certain SID with another SID.
55                </p></dd><dt><span class="term"><a href="log2pcap.1.html"><span class="citerefentry"><span class="refentrytitle">log2pcap</span>(1)</span></a></span></dt><dd><p><span><strong class="command">log2pcap</strong></span> is a utility
56                                for generating pcap trace files from Samba log
57                                files.</p></dd><dt><span class="term"><a href="vfstest.1.html"><span class="citerefentry"><span class="refentrytitle">vfstest</span>(1)</span></a></span></dt><dd><p><span><strong class="command">vfstest</strong></span> is a utility
58                that can be used to test vfs modules.</p></dd><dt><span class="term"><a href="ntlm_auth.1.html"><span class="citerefentry"><span class="refentrytitle">ntlm_auth</span>(1)</span></a></span></dt><dd><p><span><strong class="command">ntlm_auth</strong></span> is a helper-utility
59                for external programs wanting to do NTLM-authentication.
60                </p></dd><dt><span class="term">
61<a href="smbmount.8.html"><span class="citerefentry"><span class="refentrytitle">smbmount</span>(8)</span></a>,
62<a href="smbumount.8.html"><span class="citerefentry"><span class="refentrytitle">smbumount</span>(8)</span></a>,
63<a href="smbmnt.8.html"><span class="citerefentry"><span class="refentrytitle">smbmnt</span>(8)</span></a></span></dt><dd><p><span><strong class="command">smbmount</strong></span>,<span><strong class="command">smbumount</strong></span> and <span><strong class="command">smbmnt</strong></span> are commands that can be used to
64                mount CIFS/SMB shares on Linux.
65                </p></dd><dt><span class="term"><a href="smbcquotas.1.html"><span class="citerefentry"><span class="refentrytitle">smbcquotas</span>(1)</span></a></span></dt><dd><p><span><strong class="command">smbcquotas</strong></span> is a tool that
66                can set remote QUOTA's on server with NTFS 5. </p></dd></dl></div></div><div class="refsect1" lang="en"><a name="id272028"></a><h2>COMPONENTS</h2><p>The Samba suite is made up of several components. Each
67        component is described in a separate manual page. It is strongly
68        recommended that you read the documentation that comes with Samba
69        and the manual pages of those components that you use. If the
70        manual pages and documents aren't clear enough then please visit
71        <a href="" target="_top"></a>
72        for information on how to file a bug report or submit a patch.</p><p>If you require help, visit the Samba webpage at
73        <a href="" target="_top"></a> and
74        explore the many option available to you.
75        </p></div><div class="refsect1" lang="en"><a name="id272057"></a><h2>AVAILABILITY</h2><p>The Samba software suite is licensed under the
76        GNU Public License(GPL). A copy of that license should
77        have come with the package in the file COPYING. You are
78        encouraged to distribute copies of the Samba suite, but
79        please obey the terms of this license.</p><p>The latest version of the Samba suite can be
80        obtained via anonymous ftp from in the
81        directory pub/samba/. It is also available on several
82        mirror sites worldwide.</p><p>You may also find useful information about Samba
83        on the newsgroup <a href="news:comp.protocols.smb" target="_top">
84        comp.protocol.smb</a> and the Samba mailing
85        list. Details on how to join the mailing list are given in
86        the README file that comes with Samba.</p><p>If you have access to a WWW viewer (such as Mozilla
87        or Konqueror) then you will also find lots of useful information,
88        including back issues of the Samba mailing list, at
89        <a href="" target="_top"></a>.</p></div><div class="refsect1" lang="en"><a name="id272095"></a><h2>VERSION</h2><p>This man page is correct for version 3.0 of the
90        Samba suite. </p></div><div class="refsect1" lang="en"><a name="id272105"></a><h2>CONTRIBUTIONS</h2><p>If you wish to contribute to the Samba project,
91        then I suggest you join the Samba mailing list at
92        <a href="" target="_top"></a>.
93        </p><p>If you have patches to submit, visit
94        <a href="" target="_top"></a>
95        for information on how to do it properly. We prefer patches
96        in <span><strong class="command">diff -u</strong></span> format.</p></div><div class="refsect1" lang="en"><a name="id272138"></a><h2>CONTRIBUTORS</h2><p>Contributors to the project are now too numerous
97        to mention here but all deserve the thanks of all Samba
98        users. To see a full list, look at the
99        <code class="filename">change-log</code> in the source package
100        for the pre-CVS changes and at <a href="" target="_top">
102        for the contributors to Samba post-CVS. CVS is the Open Source
103        source code control system used by the Samba Team to develop
104        Samba. The project would have been unmanageable without it.</p></div><div class="refsect1" lang="en"><a name="id272163"></a><h2>AUTHOR</h2><p>The original Samba software and related utilities
105        were created by Andrew Tridgell. Samba is now developed
106        by the Samba Team as an Open Source project similar
107        to the way the Linux kernel is developed.</p><p>The original Samba man pages were written by Karl Auer.
108        The man page sources were converted to YODL format (another
109        excellent piece of Open Source software, available at <a href="" target="_top">
110</a>) and updated for the Samba 2.0
111        release by Jeremy Allison.  The conversion to DocBook for
112        Samba 2.2 was done by Gerald Carter. The conversion to DocBook XML
113        4.2 for Samba 3.0 was done by Alexander Bokovoy.</p></div></div></body></html>
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