Samba

Samba is an Open Source/Free Software suite that provides seamless file and print services to CiFS [1] clients. It can completely replace whatever CiFS server, as well as authentication services. It can be member or server of so-called «NT Domains» or…

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HOWTO share a directory with SAMBA in Ubuntu 7+ and access it from Windows

This article was first written in November 2007 for the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/365). The easy part is to right-click the directory in GNOME and select “Shared directory…”, enter the sudo password, then select “SMB (Windows client)”  [1] and possibly…

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HOWTO Activate kernel oplocks in Samba on Debian GNU/Linux (up to Sarge)

This article was first written in February 2006 for the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/327). Starting from kernel 2.4, Linux has got the kernel oplocks feature. Kernel oplocks would permit Samba to share locks with the UNIX filesystem, to allow local…

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HOWTO Use Samba as PDC using LDAP on Debian

This article was first written in October 2004 for the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/180). Starting from Debian Sarge, the Samba version which ship with Debian is 3.0.x. This is the first real version to support well being a PDC while…

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Cross-platform file and print server running GNU/Linux

GNU/Linux is particularly adapted as file server for Microsoft Windows, MacOS (any version) and UNIX workstations. It is adapted to serving printers to them as well and, as every UNIX, is well-suited as application server (mail, web, DHCP, …). Users and…

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