Distributed File Systems Bansari Patel Introduction How does a distributed file system work? Advantages of using file servers: The files are more widely available since many computers can access the servers
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The Samba suite revolves around a pair of Unix daemons that provide shared resources to SMB clients on the network. These daemons are:
Samba distribution comes with a small set of Unix command-line tools which are some Samba binaries installed in /usr/bin or /usr/local/samba/bin. Some of these are as shown below:
swat stream tcp nowait.400 root /usr/sbin/swat swat.
Using swat, to configure your Samba server, click on tool bar entries which are as shown below.
By clicking on the Globals button, one can set the following options.
Note: For details on swat visit
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workgroup = basement
server string = samba server
printcap name = /etc/printcap
load printers = yes
path = /home/bansari
writeable = yes
guest ok = yes
The code for both BSD-style Unix system and a System V Unix is given in the report.
127.0.0.1 utah localhost.localdomain localhost
If one sees the output of the smbclient command something as showm next, it means that it works.
bansari@utah shared]$ smbclient -L localhost
added interface ip=192.168.2.103 bcast=192.168.2.255 nmask=255.255.255.0
Domain=[BASEMENT] OS=[Unix] Server=[Samba 2.2.7a] Sharename Type Comment
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IPC$ IPC IPC Service (samba server)
ADMIN$ Disk IPC Service (samba server)
LAPTOP Panasonic Lapto
UTAH samba server