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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.

What will you learn
  • Install and configure Samba.
  • Administrate file and printer sharing.
  • Secure Samba servers.
  • Troubleshoot Samba
Samba training course details

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

Learning path



Based on customer ratings

M. H. - Bovis Homes

"Able to customise course which was excellent."

D. O. - Janet

"Great course for such a huge and important topic."

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.