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Definitive Samba for engineers

A 2 day
HANDS ON
training course

Samba training course description

Samba enables UNIX/Linux machines to act as Microsoft File and Print servers. This two day hands on training course progresses from the basics of installing samba and simple configurations through to authentication issues and troubleshooting.

Key outcomes from this course

By the end of the course delegates will be able to:
  • Install and configure Samba.
  • Administrate file and printer sharing.
  • Secure Samba servers.
  • Troubleshoot Samba

Samba training course details

Who will benefit:
Technical staff working with Samba.
Prerequisites:
Intro to UNIX Systems Administration
TCP/IP Foundation.
Duration:
2 days

Training approach

This structured training course seeks to build upon workbook learning through the use of group exercises, dynamic discussion and individual tasks in order to deliver an engaging and interactive module that will ensure all candidates are able to transfer their new skills into the workplace.

Overall ratings for this course:

Course review


"Hard concepts were explained very simply."
J. S., Framestore CFC
"Excellent presentation - very good course structure."
B. M., London Internet Exchange

Samba training course contents

What is Samba?
File and print servers, Samba server roles, Windows networking, NetBIOS, SMB.
Hands on: Microsoft File and Print shares, analysing the network traffic.

Installing Samba
Source, binaries, where to find samba, building and compiling Samba. Hands on: Download and install Samba.

Controlling Samba
Samba daemons, starting and stopping Samba, smbcontrol, Samba net command, smb.conf. Viewing Samba status, smbclient.
Hands on: Starting and stopping Samba, testing the server

Samba configuration
Simple shares, smb.conf variables, configuration from a web browser, swat, enabling access to swat.
Hands on: Configuring samba servers and clients.

File sharing
Basic shares, [homes], locking options, UNIX file permissions, controlling user access, Windows ACLs, virtual samba servers, browsing. Hands on: File sharing and browsing.

Print sharing
Sharing printers, UNIX printing, CUPS, printer drivers, [printers], PRINT$.
Hands on: Samba print server.

Authentication
Workgroups, domains, users and passwords, Samba domain security, Samba password backends: smbpasswd, tdbsam, nisplus, mysql, Active Directory.
Hands on: Securing samba shares.

Troubleshooting
Logging options, controlling logs, Samba utilities, network protocols, .SMB/CIFS. Performance tuning.
Hands on: Troubleshooting Samba.

Why Choose Us

SNT trainers score an average of over 90% on the three main areas of:
  • Ability to teach
  • Technical knowledge
  • Answering questions
“Excellently presented by a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic trainer.” P.D. General Dynamics

We limit our maximum class size to 8 delegates; often we have less than this. This ensures optimal interactivity between delegates and instructor.
"Excellent course. The small class size was a great benefit…" M.B. IBM

We write our own courses; courseware does not just consist of slides and our slides are diagrams not bullet point text. A typical chapter provides clearly defined objectives with a chapter overview, slides with text underneath, a quiz at the end to check the learning of the students. Hands on exercises are at the end and are used to reinforce the theory.

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