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Old 07-30-2007, 11:46 AM   #1
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Lightbulb Role of smbd, nmbd and winbindd ?

Hi Folks, I am learning Linux and I am a newbie...I am trying to configure samba server....Can someone please explain extact role of smbd, nmbd and windbindd daemons......
Old 07-30-2007, 07:19 PM   #2
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According to the samba man page:
The smbd daemon provides the file and print services to SMB clients, such as Windows 95/98, Windows NT, Windows for Workgroups or LanManager.
The configuration file for this daemon is described in smb.conf(5)

The nmbd daemon provides NetBIOS nameservice and browsing support. The configuration file for this daemon is described in smb.conf(5)

winbindd is a daemon that is used for integrating authentication and the user database into unix.


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