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SAMBA(7)			  Miscellanea			      SAMBA(7)

       samba - A Windows AD and	SMB/CIFS fileserver for	UNIX


       The Samba software suite	is a collection	of programs that implements
       the Server Message Block	(commonly abbreviated as SMB) protocol for
       UNIX systems and	provides Active	Directory services. This protocol is
       sometimes also referred to as the Common	Internet File System (CIFS).
       For a more thorough description,	see	Samba
       also implements the NetBIOS protocol in nmbd.

	   The samba daemon provides the Active	Directory services and file
	   and print services to SMB clients. The configuration	file for this
	   daemon is described in smb.conf(5).

	   The smbd daemon provides the	file and print services	to SMB
	   clients, such as Windows 95/98, Windows NT, Windows for Workgroups
	   or LanManager. The configuration file for this daemon is described
	   in smb.conf(5).

	   The nmbd daemon provides NetBIOS nameservice	and browsing support.
	   The configuration file for this daemon is described in smb.conf(5).

	   winbindd is a daemon	that is	used for integrating authentication
	   and the user	database into unix.

	   The smbclient program implements a simple ftp-like client. This is
	   useful for accessing	SMB shares on other compatible servers (such
	   as Windows NT), and can also	be used	to allow a UNIX	box to print
	   to a	printer	attached to any	SMB server (such as a PC running
	   Windows NT).

	   The samba-tool is the main Samba Administration tool	regarding
	   Active Directory services.

	   The testparm	utility	is a simple syntax checker for Samba's
	   smb.conf(5) configuration file.

	   The smbstatus tool provides access to information about the current
	   connections to smbd.

	   The nmblookup tools allows NetBIOS name queries to be made from a
	   UNIX	host.

	   The smbpasswd command is a tool for changing	LanMan and Windows NT
	   password hashes on Samba and	Windows	NT servers.

	   The smbcacls	command	is a tool to set ACL's on remote CIFS servers.

	   The smbtree command is a text-based network neighborhood tool.

	   The smbtar can make backups of data on CIFS/SMB servers.

	   smbspool is a helper	utility	for printing on	printers connected to
	   CIFS	servers.

	   smbcontrol is a utility that	can change the behaviour of running
	   smbd, nmbd and winbindd daemons.

	   rpcclient is	a utility that can be used to execute RPC commands on
	   remote CIFS servers.

	   The pdbedit command can be used to maintain the local user database
	   on a	samba server.

	   The findsmb command can be used to find SMB servers on the local

	   The net command is supposed to work similar to the DOS/Windows
	   NET.EXE command.

	   wbinfo is a utility that retrieves and stores information related
	   to winbind.

	   profiles is a command-line utility that can be used to replace all
	   occurrences of a certain SID	with another SID.

	   log2pcap is a utility for generating	pcap trace files from Samba
	   log files.

	   vfstest is a	utility	that can be used to test vfs modules.

	   ntlm_auth is	a helper-utility for external programs wanting to do

	   smbcquotas is a tool	that can set remote QUOTA's on server with
	   NTFS	5.

       The Samba suite is made up of several components. Each component	is
       described in a separate manual page. It is strongly recommended that
       you read	the documentation that comes with Samba	and the	manual pages
       of those	components that	you use. If the	manual pages and documents
       aren't clear enough then	please visit for
       information on how to file a bug	report or submit a patch.

       If you require help, visit the Samba webpage at
       and explore the many option available to	you.

       The Samba software suite	is licensed under the GNU Public License(GPL).
       A copy of that license should have come with the	package	in the file
       COPYING.	You are	encouraged to distribute copies	of the Samba suite,
       but please obey the terms of this license.

       The latest version of the Samba suite can be obtained via anonymous ftp
       from in the directory pub/samba/. It is also available	on
       several mirror sites worldwide.

       You may also find useful	information about Samba	on the newsgroup
       comp.protocol.smb and the Samba mailing list. Details on	how to join
       the mailing list	are given in the README	file that comes	with Samba.

       If you have access to a WWW viewer (such	as Mozilla or Konqueror) then
       you will	also find lots of useful information, including	back issues of
       the Samba mailing list, at

       This man	page is	correct	for version 4 of the Samba suite.

       If you wish to contribute to the	Samba project, then I suggest you join
       the Samba mailing list at

       If you have patches to submit, visit for
       information on how to do	it properly. We	prefer patches in git
       format-patch format.

       Contributors to the project are now too numerous	to mention here	but
       all deserve the thanks of all Samba users. To see a full	list, look at
       the change-log in the source package for	the pre-CVS changes and	at for the contributors to Samba post-GIT. GIT is
       the Open	Source source code control system used by the Samba Team to
       develop Samba. The project would	have been unmanageable without it.

       The original Samba software and related utilities were created by
       Andrew Tridgell.	Samba is now developed by the Samba Team as an Open
       Source project similar to the way the Linux kernel is developed.

       The original Samba man pages were written by Karl Auer. The man page
       sources were converted to YODL format (another excellent	piece of Open
       Source software,	available at and
       updated for the Samba 2.0 release by Jeremy Allison. The	conversion to
       DocBook for Samba 2.2 was done by Gerald	Carter.	The conversion to
       DocBook XML 4.2 for Samba 3.0 was done by Alexander Bokovoy.

Samba 4.2			  05/27/2015			      SAMBA(7)


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