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       samba - server to provide filesharing- and directory services to


       samba [-i] [-M model]


       This program is part of the samba(7) suite.

       samba is the server daemon that provides filesharing and directory
       services to Windows clients. The server provides filespace and
       directory services to clients using the SMB (or CIFS) protocol and
       other related protocols such as DCE/RPC, LDAP and Kerberos.

       Clients supported include MSCLIENT 3.0 for DOS, Windows for Workgroups,
       Windows 95/98/ME, Windows NT, Windows 2000/XP/2003, OS/2, DAVE for
       Macintosh, and cifsfs for Linux.

       An extensive description of the services that the server can provide is
       given in the man page for the configuration file controlling the
       attributes of those services (see smb.conf(5). This man page will not
       describe the services, but will concentrate on the administrative
       aspects of running the server.

       Please note that there are significant security implications to running
       this server, and the smb.conf(5) manual page should be regarded as
       mandatory reading before proceeding with installation.

       As of Samba 4, there is a single daemon that incorporates the
       functionality of both smbd and nmbd that are present in older versions
       of Samba.


           If this parameter is specified it causes the server to run
           "interactively", not as a daemon, even if the server is executed on
           the command line of a shell. Setting this parameter negates the
           implicit deamon mode when run from the command line.  samba also
           logs to standard output, as if the -S parameter had been given.

       -M model
           This parameter can be used to specify the "process model" samba
           should use. This determines how concurrent clients are handled.
           Available process models include single (everything in a single
           process), standard (similar behaviour to that of Samba 3), thread
           (single process, different threads.


           or whatever initialization script your system uses).

           If running the server as a daemon at startup, this file will need
           to contain an appropriate startup sequence for the server.

           If running the server via the meta-daemon inetd, this file must
           contain a mapping of service name (e.g., netbios-ssn) to service
           port (e.g., 139) and protocol type (e.g., tcp).

           This is the default location of the smb.conf(5) server
           configuration file. Other common places that systems install this
           file are /usr/samba/lib/smb.conf and /etc/samba/smb.conf.

           This file describes all the services the server is to make
           available to clients. See smb.conf(5) for more information.


       This man page is correct for version 4 of the Samba suite.


       Most diagnostics issued by the server are logged in a specified log
       file. The log file name is specified at compile time, but may be
       overridden on the command line.

       The number and nature of diagnostics available depends on the debug
       level used by the server. If you have problems, set the debug level to
       3 and peruse the log files.

       Most messages are reasonably self-explanatory. Unfortunately, at the
       time this man page was created, there are too many diagnostics
       available in the source code to warrant describing each and every
       diagnostic. At this stage your best bet is still to grep the source
       code and inspect the conditions that gave rise to the diagnostics you
       are seeing.


       hosts_access(5) smb.conf(5), smbclient(1), testparm(1), and the
       Internet RFC's rfc1001.txt, rfc1002.txt. In addition the CIFS (formerly
       SMB) specification is available as a link from the Web page[1].


       The original Samba software and related utilities were created by
       Andrew Tridgell. Samba is now developed by the Samba Team as an Open
       Source project similar to the way the Linux kernel is developed.



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