What is Samba Server And Benefits of Using this Server

What is Samba Server a networking protocol that allows you to share files and print services between Windows and Linux machines? Samba uses port number 445 and 137-139 for TCP. We have mentioned the samba server configuration file location, port number, and commands as well in Linux.

Server Message Block(SMB) now well known as Common Internet File System (CIFS). Samba version 4 can also be used as an Active Directory in Linux Server.

What is the Samba Server and features :

If you want to block the bulk of files and print sharing traffic, you need to block both port 445 and 139. 

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Benefits Of Samba Server 
  • Windows share can be accessed and mount on the Linux machine.
  • It can be configured as Primary Domain Controller(PDC) and as Backup Domain Controller (BDC) for a samba based PDC.
  •  Provides Windows Internet Named Service (WINS) name resolution.

Packages required for Samba 

  • Samba
  • Samba-client
  • Samba-common
  • Samba-libs
  • Cifs-utils

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Configuration File locations:

  • Samba configuration file = /etc/samba/smb.conf
  • Samba linux user mappings = /etc/samba/smbusers
  • Samba log file = /var/log/samba
  • Samba startup/stop directive = /etc/sysconfig/samba
  • Samba user password = /var/lib/samba/private/smbpasswd

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Commands to remember

  1. Test Samba Configuration file
  1. User password Set
smbpasswd –a username
  1. Check Access for a client from the server 
smbclient -L //localhost –U username

4. We can check the samba version using samba –version

You’re done samba server configuration location port number commands in linux

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