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In addition to its core component, Samba comes with a bunch ofpretty powerful ancillary utilities: an SMB client, an SMB filesystemmounter, a backup tool, and a Web-based administration utility. Find outhow you can use them, inside.

  1. Dancing The Samba (part 2)
  2. What's In A Name?
  3. Making Conversation
  4. Mounting Up
  5. Backing Up
  6. Keeping It Simple
  7. Working The Web
By: icarus, (c) Melonfire
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October 22, 2002

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Over the course of this two-part article, I've taught you a little bit about Samba, and showed you how you can use it for seamless file sharing between *NIX and Windows systems. I also spent a little time on the ancillary tools that ship with Samba, demonstrating how they can be used to accomplish common tasks like file backup, point-and-click configuration and SMB share manipulation.

This isn't all you can do with Samba, though - there's a whole lot more, including some pretty advanced tricks that allow you to have your Samba server mimic a Windows NT server, and integrate into your network. Those topics are a little beyond this introductory tutorial - however, you can read up on them at the following links:

Exploring Samba, at http://www.linuxplanet.com/linuxplanet/tutorials/2047/1/

The Unofficial Samba HOW-TO, at http://hr.uoregon.edu/davidrl/samba.html

The Samba FAQ, at http://sg.samba.org/samba/docs/FAQ/

Or - if you're really curious - drop me a line and tell me what you'd like to read about. Until then...ciao!

Note: All examples in this article have been tested on Linux/i586 with Samba 2.2.5 and Windows 98. Examples are illustrative only, and are not meant for a production environment. Melonfire provides no warranties or support for the source code described in this article. YMMV!

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