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					   Can be run on systems other than Windows
    ◦ Unix
    ◦ Linux
    ◦ Vax/ VMS
   Uses TCP/IP to interact
   Basically allows a box other than Windows to
    act as a file server
   Properly configured, it will appear in the
    Windows “Network Neighborhood”
   smbd
    ◦ SMB daemon
      Handles authentication and authorization
      In effect, user names and passwords
    ◦ Sharer mode
      Each shared file or printer has a password
    ◦ User mode
      Each user has user name and password
   nmbd
    ◦ NetBIOS name server
   Samba is part of Ubuntu
   smb.conf is the configuration file
   You may edit it in line or using SWAT which
    comes with Samba
   SWAT is a Web-based interface that can be used
    to facilitate the configuration of Samba. SWAT
    might not be available in the Samba package that
    shipped with your platform, but in a separate
    package. If it is necesaary to built SWAT please
    read the SWAT man page regarding compilation,
    installation, and configuration of SWAT from the
    source code.
   To launch SWAT, just run your favorite Web
    browser and point it to http://localhost:901/.
    Replace localhost with the name of the computer
    on which Samba is running if that is a different
    computer than your browser.
   SWAT can be used from a browser on any IP-
    connected machine, but be aware that
    connecting from a remote machine leaves
    your connection open to password sniffing
    because passwords will be sent over the wire
    in the clear.
   More information about SWAT can be found
    in The Samba Web Administration Tool.
   http://us1.samba.org/samba/docs/man/Sam
    ba-HOWTO-Collection/install.html

   http://us1.samba.org/samba/docs/man/Sam
    ba-HOWTO-Collection/diagnosis.html

   http://us1.samba.org/samba/docs/man/Sam
    ba-Guide/

				
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