LPI Linux Certification/Configuring A Samba Server

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Detailed Objective[edit]

Weight: 5

Candidates should be able to set up a Samba server for various clients. This objective includes setting up Samba for login clients and setting up the workgroup in which a server participates and defining shared directories and printers. Also covered is a configuring a Linux client to use a Samba server.

  • Key knowledge area(s):
    • Samba 2 and 3 documentation
    • Samba configuration files
    • Samba tools and utilities
    • Mounting Samba shares on Linux
    • Samba daemons
    • WINS server functionality
    • Mapping Windows usernames to Linux usernames
  • The following is a partial list of the used files, terms and utilities:
    • smbd, nmbd
    • smbstatus, testparm, smbpasswd, nmblookup
    • smb.conf, lmhosts