Using Samba

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<> (angled brackets), 14
* (asterisk), 169
\ (backslash) in smb.conf file, 85
\\ (backslashes, two) in directories, 5
: (colon), 6
\ (continuation character), 85
. (dot), 128, 134
# (hash mark), 85
% (percent sign), 86
. (period), 128
? (question mark), 135
; (semicolon), 85
/ (slash character), 129, 134-135
/ (slash) in shares, 116
_ (underscore) 116
* wildcard, 177

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access-control options (shares), 160-162
accessing Samba server, 61
accounts, 51-53
active connections, option for, 244
addresses, networking option for, 106
addtosmbpass executable, 176
admin users option, 161
AFS files, support for, 35
aliases
      multiple, 29
      for NetBIOS names, 107
alid users option, 161
announce as option, 123
announce version option, 123
API (application programming interface), 9
archive files, 137
authentication, 19, 164-171
      mechanisms for, 35
      NT domain, 170
      share-level option for, 192
auto services option, 124
automounter, support for, 35
awk script, 176

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backup browsers
      local master browser, 22
      per local master browser, 23
      maximum number per workgroup, 22
backup domain controllers (BDCs), 20
backups, with smbtar program, 245-248
backwards compatibility
      elections and, 23
      for filenames, 143
      Windows domains and, 20
base directory, 40
.BAT scripts, 192
BDCs (backup domain controllers), 20
binary vs. source files, 32
bind interfaces only option, 106
bindings, 71
Bindings tab, 60
blocking locks option, 152
b-node, 13
boolean type, 90
bottlenecks, 320-328
      reducing, 321-326
      types of, 320
broadcast addresses, troubleshooting, 289
broadcast registration, 13
broadcast resolution, 13, 59
broadcasting
      troubleshooting with tcpdump utility, 255
      (see also browsing; name resolution)
browse lists, 21, 116
      options for, 124, 127
      propagation, 24
      restricting shares from, 115
browsing, 21-23, 114-127
      client-side, testing with net view, 280
      configuration options for, 122-127
      elections, 23, 116-119
      machines, list of, 21
      options for, list of, 122
      preventing, 115
      resources of a specific machine, 21-23
      server from client, 281
      troubleshooting, 275-282
            with smbclient, 276-278
bug avoidance options, 240-245
      list of, 240-241

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cache size, new option for (Samba version 2.0), 239
cache time (printers), option for, 220
capitalization, 84
Carnegie Mellon University, 35
carriage-returns for scripts, 193
case sensitivity
      hostnames and, 5
      options for, 146
      usernames and, 163
CD-ROM with this book
      Samba distribution, 28, 32
      testing tools, 28
certificate authority, 300-303
change notification, new option for (Samba version 2.0), 239
change notify timeout option, 239
Change Windows Password dialog box, 52
changes at runtime, 85
chat characters for passwords, 178
CIFS (Common Internet File System), 3
      (see also SMB/CIFS protocol)
client code page option, 234
client users (see users)
client variables, 86
clients, testing with nmblookup program, 279
.CMD scripts, 192
code pages, 234
      multiple, 30
coding system option, 235
command string, SMB, 75
commands for Samba, 366-377
commas in values, 84
comment option, 99
comments in smb.conf (Samba configuration) file, 85
compatibility, Samba with Windows NT, 30
compilers, 33
compiling Samba, 38-41
      in version 2.0, 29
config file option, 91
configuration files
      for individual clients, 253
      machine-specific, 87
      sample of, 379-383
      smb.conf (Samba configuration) file (see smb.conf file)
configuration options
      browsing, 122-127
      disk share, 97-100
      format of, 83
      list of, 329-356
      server, 94-96
configuring disk shares, 96-100
configuring DNS (Windows NT), 68
configuring Samba, 34-38
      configuration file
            creating, 41-45
            testing, 45