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## List of current Samba Maintainers
This file contains a list of developers responsible for
portions of the Samba 3.0 code. It also lists developers
responsible for 3rd party projects that work with Samba
(e.g. vfs modules).
Note that this list is for your benefit, but please do not
abuse it by constantly emailing a stream of help questions
to the maintainers. Some are more open to direct
communication than others and some struggle with enormous
amounts of email every day.
All bug reports for code that is maintained *within* the
Samba subversion tree should be filed at
Feature/Function Developer
---------------- ---------
documentation John Terpstra <>
libmsrpc Chris Nichols <>
libsmbclient Derrell Lipman <>
pdb_*sql Wilco Baan Hofman <>
Florian Effenberger <>
printing Gerald (Jerry) Carter <>
samba-vscan Rainer Link <>
Please report any errors in this file to <>
Copyright (C) 1997-2003 - Samba-Team
The Samba package you have just unpacked contains the following:
Directory Notes:
========= ======
docs (Samba Documentation):
---- ----------------------
All the Samba documentation for the 3.0 release have been converted to
docbook format. Because of this the man pages are now available
in both traditional man page format (in the docs/manpages directory)
and in HTML format (in the docs/htmldocs directory).
The Samba HOWTO Collection has undergone some rather large changes
and covers all parts of configuration now. It is available
as PDF (docs/Samba3-HOWTO.pdf) or in HTML format (in
the docs/htmldocs directory). Those with the docbook utilities installed
can generate PostScript and text versions of the HOWTO as well.
The Samba FAQ is still a work in progress, but can be found in
HTML format in docs/htmldocs.
examples (Example configuration files):
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Please pay close attention to the reference smb.conf file
smb.conf.default that has now been included as the master guide.
Do read the smb.conf manual page in considering what settings are
appropriate for your site.
packaging (Only for those wishing to build binary distributions):
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Currently support is included for the following Linux Distributions :
RedHat and SuSE.
In addition, packaging support is available for SGI and Solaris systems.
We hope that other Unix OS vendors will contribute their binary
distribution packaging control files - and we hope to make their binary
packages available on the master ftp site under:"OS_Vendor"
source (The official Samba source files - expect more of these!):
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To build your own binary files you will need a suitable ansi C
Samba uses the GNU autoconf system. In
order to build a default Samba for your platform cd into
the source/ directory and then type :
followed by :
To install the binaries built by the above type :
make install
then set up your configuration files.
NOTE: OS Vendors who provide Samba binary packages will generally
integrate all Samba files into their preferred directory locations.
These may differ from the default location ALWAYS used by the Samba
sources. Please be careful when upgrading a vendor provided binary
distribution from files you have built yourself.
This is the release version of Samba, the free SMB and CIFS client and
server for UNIX and other operating systems. Samba is maintained by
the Samba Team, who support the original author, Andrew Tridgell.
>>>> Please read THE WHOLE of this file as it gives important information
>>>> about the configuration and use of Samba.
NOTE: Installation instructions may be found in
This software is freely distributable under the GNU public license, a
copy of which you should have received with this software (in a file
called COPYING).
This is a big question.
The very short answer is that it is the protocol by which a lot of
PC-related machines share files and printers and other information
such as lists of available files and printers. Operating systems that
support this natively include Windows 9x, Windows NT (and derivatives),
OS/2, Mac OS X and Linux. Add on packages that achieve the same
thing are available for DOS, Windows 3.1, VMS, Unix of all kinds,
MVS, and more. Some Web Browsers can speak this protocol as well
(smb://). Alternatives to SMB include Netware, NFS, Appletalk,
Banyan Vines, Decnet etc; many of these have advantages but none are
both public specifications and widely implemented in desktop machines
by default.
The Common Internet File system (CIFS) is what the new SMB initiative
is called. For details watch
1. Many people want to integrate their Microsoft desktop clients
with their Unix servers.
2. Others want to integrate their Microsoft (etc) servers with Unix
servers. This is a different problem to integrating desktop
3. Others want to replace protocols like NFS, DecNet and Novell NCP,
especially when used with PCs.
Please refer to the WHATSNEW.txt included with this README for
a list of features in the latest Samba release.
Here is a very short list of what samba includes, and what it does.
For many networks this can be simply summarized by "Samba provides
a complete replacement for Windows NT, Warp, NFS or Netware servers."
- a SMB server, to provide Windows NT and LAN Manager-style file and print
services to SMB clients such as Windows 95, Warp Server, smbfs and others.
- a Windows NT 4.0 Domain Controller replacement.
- a file/print server that can act as a member of a Windows NT 4.0
or Active Directory domain.
- a NetBIOS (rfc1001/1002) nameserver, which amongst other things gives
browsing support. Samba can be the master browser on your LAN if you wish.
- a ftp-like SMB client so you can access PC resources (disks and
printers) from UNIX, Netware, and other operating systems
- a tar extension to the client for backing up PCs
- limited command-line tool that supports some of the NT administrative
functionality, which can be used on Samba, NT workstation and NT server.
For a much better overview have a look at the web site at, and browse the user survey.
Related packages include:
- smbfs, a Linux-only filesystem allowing you to mount remote SMB
filesystems from PCs on your Linux box. This is included as standard with
Linux 2.0 and later.
- cifsvfs, a more advanced Linux-only filesystem allowing you to mount
remote SMB filesystems from PCs on your Linux box. This is included
as standard with Linux 2.5 and later.
If you want to contribute to the development of the software then
please join the mailing list. The Samba team accepts patches
(preferably in "diff -u" format, see
for more details) and are always glad to receive feedback or
suggestions to the address More information
on the various Samba mailing lists can be found at
You can also get the Samba sourcecode straight from the Subversion tree - see
You could also send hardware/software/money/jewelry or pre-paid pizza
vouchers directly to Andrew. The pizza vouchers would be especially
welcome, in fact there is a special field in the survey for people who
have paid up their pizza :-)
If you like a particular feature then look through the Subversion change-log
(on the web at and see
who added it, then send them an email.
Remember that free software of this kind lives or dies by the response
we get. If no one tells us they like it then we'll probably move onto
something else. However, as you can see from the user survey quite a lot of
people do seem to like it at the moment :-)
There is quite a bit of documentation included with the package,
including man pages, and lots of .html files with hints and useful
info. This is also available from the web page. There is a growing
collection of information under docs/.
A list of Samba documentation in languages other than English is
available on the web page.
If you would like to help with the documentation, please coodinate
on the mailing list. See the next section for details
on subscribing to samba mailing lists.
Please do NOT send subscription/unsubscription requests to the lists!
There is a mailing list for discussion of Samba. For details go to
<> or send mail to <>
There is also an announcement mailing list where new versions are
announced. To subscribe go to <> or send mail
to <>. All announcements also
go to the samba list, so you only need to be on one.
For details of other Samba mailing lists and for access to archives, see