Focus: Windows® Integration with Samba
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Duration: 13 Hours
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Course Objective

  • Introduction to Samba & Clients
    • Explore Samba server configuration
    • Identify key Samba packages & contents
    • Explore the SMB workgroup implementation
    • Discuss the roles of Local Master Browsers (LMBs) & Domain Master Browsers (DMBs)
    • Use findsmb & smbclient to reveal the active browse lists
    • Discuss NETBIOS naming rules
    • Identify system broadcast address & discuss broadcast-based NETBIOS name resolution
    • Identify & discuss the roles of the key Samba daemons
    • Use smbtree to enumerate the active workgroups, hosts & file & print shares
    • Install rdesktop client for remote desktop connectivity to Windows 2003 Server
    • Explore browse list & SMB clients from Windows 2003
    • Share file resource on Windows 2003 Server for use by Samba clients
    • Join common workgroup from Windows 2003 host
    • Use smbclient to enumerate & connect to shared resources on XP/2003 hosts
    • Explore anonymous and authenticated share enumeration using smbclient
    • Transfer files between Samba and Windows 2003 hosts using smbclient
    • Use smbget to download files non-interactively from remote SMB server
    • Use smbclient with credentials stored in a hidden file
    • Create tarball archive using tar & discuss Samba's smbtar utility
    • Create tar-compatible archives of remote SMB-share using smbtar
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  • Samba File System (SMBFS) Integration
    • Discuss the features & benefits of SMBFS
    • Identify package & files
    • Create temporary mount point for remote SMB share
    • Mount remote SMB share into local Linux file system using SMBFS
    • Examine resultant Linux file-system permissions post SMBFS mount
    • Transfer files to mount point (Remote Windows 2003 system) & examine results
    • Identify SMBFS process footprint
    • Mount remote SMB share with previously-defined hidden credentials file
    • Modify system startup file to facillitate automatic SMBFS mounts upon system restart
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  • Workgroup & Windows Internet Naming System (WINS) Integration
    • Identify key Samba configuration file & package membership
    • Use findsmb to reveal available workgroups
    • Alter Samba configuration file to join available workgroup
    • Identify key TCP/UDP ports used by key Samba daemons
    • Use findsmb & browse list to confirm workgroup membership
    • Enumerate default Samba shares on primary Linux system using smbclient
    • Introduction to smbpasswd utility and database
    • Use smbpasswd to add Windows user to database & confirm authentication from Windows host
    • Install WINS Server on Windows 2003 Server for use by SMB-clients
    • Explain default Samba NETBIOS name resolution order
    • Identify name resolution order directive in primary Samba configuration file
    • Configure Samba server to be a WINS client via Samba configuration file
    • Confirm WINS NETBIOS registrations of Samba & Windows hosts
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  • Samba Share-Level File & Print Security Implementation
    • Discuss Samba's security modes
    • Discuss the features & benefits of share-level security
    • Alter primary Samba configuration file to support share-level security
    • Define and publish a public read-only share
    • Reload key Samba daemons & confirm connectivity to read-only share
    • Enumerate & connect to public read-only share from a remote Samba client
    • Define & publish an anonymous read-write share
    • Use chmod & chown to define appropriate permissions and ownership on the directory
    • Confirm the ability to write to read-write share from remote Windows 2003 system
    • Examine applied permissions & ownership of created objects on the Linux file system
    • Define & publish a private read-write share
    • Confirm authentication to private read-write share from remote Windows 2003 host
    • Update Samba back-end database to reflect new user - test connectivity
    • Compare & contrast Windows & Samba hidden share definition
    • Define hidden share & explore browse list from Samba & Windows hosts
    • Convert existing shares to hidden shares and examine updated browse list
    • Discuss default Samba print sharing implementation
    • Explore Common UNIX Printing System (CUPS) interface
    • Install and configure a printer
    • Discuss various CUPS back-end capabilities
    • Discuss the CUPS-generated printcap file
    • Explore key Samba print-related configuration directives
    • Share the printer using Samba
    • Connect to printer from Windows host and test printing
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  • Samba Web Administration Tool (SWAT)
    • Discuss the features & benefits of Samba SWAT
    • Explore XINETD system configuration for the presence of Samba SWAT
    • Install Samba SWAT from the local package repository
    • Update XINETD configuration to enable Samba SWAT & confirm TCP listener
    • Authenticate to Samba SWAT as non-privileged and privileged users
    • Examine current smbd & nmbd connections
    • Explore & discuss the key tools included with Samba
    • Correlate Samba's primary configuration file to Samba SWAT's web interface
    • Discuss the key directives in the global section of the Samba SWAT web interface
    • Discuss additional directives in the advanced view of the Samba SWAT global area
    • Adjust the OS Level and examine the changes to the role in the browse list
    • Discuss Samba WINS server rules & limitations
    • Explore shares configuration
    • Correlate shares section of main config file to Samba SWAT's shares interface
    • Discuss the effects of various share directives
    • Discuss the variable homes share and its applications
    • Explain Samba's create mask directive & examine its application
    • Examine the advanced Samba SWAT shares view & discuss key directives
    • Define valid & invalid users per share & test connectivity from remote Windows host
    • Force ownership of file & directory objects using the force user directive
    • Explore & discuss advanced printer share directives
    • Define multiple NETBIOS names and view results in the browse list
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  • Samba User-Level Security Mode
    • Explain the advantages and features of user-level security
    • Discuss the user-accounts back-ends supported by Samba
    • Convert Samba from share-level to user-level security mode
    • Test user-level connectivity to Samba shares/services
    • Discuss IPC$ connections and applications
    • Explore passwd & shadow user-accounts databases
    • Explore the smbpasswd database
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  • Samba - Active Directory (AD) - BIND Integration
    • Discuss the DNS requirements of Active Directory
    • Install BIND from RPM repository
    • Configure BIND as a caching-only name server
    • Define usable BIND named.conf configuration file with appropriate zones
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    • Define required Active Directory dynamically updateable zones
    • Install Active Directory on Windows server
    • Confirm BIND DNS connectivity
    • Configure Kerberos to support Active Directory Realm & test connectivity
    • Convert Samba from basic user-level to ADS security mode
    • Use the net command to create Samba machine account in the Active Directory
    • Confirm authentication against Active Directory when accessing resources
    • Create AD -> Linux corresponding users for transparent access
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  • Samba - Winbindd
    • Discuss the features & advantages of Winbind
    • Discuss the accounts resolutions process
    • Alter the name server switch process to facilitate winbind
    • Discuss UNIX/Linux uids & gids
    • Explain the application of idmaps - uids & gids
    • Configure Samba to use Winbind
    • Enumerate remote Active Directory users using wbinfo & getent
    • Examine auto-assigned uids & gids via idmap
    • Connect to Samba server using Active Directory users & Winbind
    • Configure SSHD to support Winbind-provided users from Active Directory
    • Configure Winbind to use the default Active Directory domain for authentication
    • Configure VSFTPD to use the default Active Directory domain for authentication
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  • Samba - Linux File System & Share/Service Permissions
    • Explain how Samba interacts with file-system permissions
    • Explain UNIX/Linux file-system permissions - UGO
    • Use chown/chmod to adjust file-system permissions
    • Discuss the applicable Samba share/service permissions directives
    • Apply various share/service permissions & test results
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  • Samba - Miscellaneous
    • Create share/service with appropriate permissions for collaborations
    • Examine collaborative permission from Windows client
    • Configure Samba as a WINS server & discuss capabilities
    • Configure Samba a print server for SMB(Windows/Linux/UNIX) clients
    • Explore Samba logging
    • Mount remote CIFS shares into the Linux file system
    • Share mounted CIFS directories using Samba
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