April 1, 2005 12:00 a.m. CST
Samba is a free and open source software suite that provides file and print services to SMB/CIFS (e.g., Windows) clients. It runs on and is usually included with a variety of Linux, UNIX, and BSD distributions.
This talk will give a brief overview of Samba then delve into some typical uses. Particular attention will be given to using Samba within the Iowa State University environment. We will cover setting up file shares, configuration, authentication, and provide some security tips. We'll show how to use Samba in conjunction with IASTATE.EDU Kerberos, and the IASTATE.EDU Windows Domain. Time permitting, we'll also touch on using Samba as a front-end to AFS.
If you're currently using Samba in your environment, feel free to come and share how Samba is impacting what you do. We should have plenty of time for open discussion and technical discussions.