[CentOS] Samba 3.0.28/3.0.32

Rob Townley rob.townley at gmail.com
Thu Oct 9 00:26:11 UTC 2008

On Wed, Oct 8, 2008 at 6:40 PM, John R Pierce <pierce at hogranch.com> wrote:

> Spike Turner wrote:
>> I've looked at the CentOS docs-list as well as the Wiki as I was
>> interested in Samba.
>> On one CentOS box I've got 3.0.32 (the latest bug-fixed version from
>> Samba.org)
>> and on another I've got 3.0.28 (the latest from upstream). The docs look
>> almost the same and the docs refer to security = share. However 3.0.32 comes
>> with a blank smb.conf making it harder to get a secure server up and
>> running.
>> Is there a plan for a quick and dirty guide on the Wiki for setting up
>> Samba
>> with secure settings as well as TDB rather than deprecated settings?
> FWIW (about what you paid), I've often used SWAT to setup my Samba initial
> configuration.
> yum install samba-swat, then edit /etc/xinetd.d/swat and put a #  in front
> of 'disable = yes', save this file, service xinetd reload, and then use a
> browser to connect to http://localhost:901 log on as root, and fill out
> the forms
> (if you want to manage swat from a seperate workstation, # out the
> only_from line too, or add your LAN ip or cidrrange, seperated by a space
> example:
>   only_from     =
> would allow localhost or anyone on the network to access
> swat)
> I know a lot of folks disparage swat, but its a lot easier than remembering
> all the obscure settings in the smb.conf files when you've got better things
> to do.
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You may want to look at a third party samba packager for better
documentation such as:
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