LOOK Systems Training

TCP/IP and Samba Administration


This two day course is essential for any System Administrator who wishes to run a successful network, mixing Microsoft Windows operating systems and Linux/UNIX based computers. Students should have a basic knowledge of PCs, DOS, Windows and some exposure to a version of Linux or UNIX.

This course provides a thorough grounding in the core TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol) protocols used in PC networking. The "Microsoft Windows Network", used by the Microsoft Windows family of operating systems, is based upon the Server Message Block (SMB) Protocol. Day two of the course focuses on the management and configuration of the Samba network server, which provides SMB based networking for Linux/UNIX based computers. The course has been updated to Samba 2.2.

Using a hands on approach, the course shows the student how to install and configure the Microsoft TCP/IP stacks on Microsoft Windows operating systems and DOS. Students will explore the features and capabilities of the Samba server. At the end of the course the students will be have an understanding of PC networking with TCP/IP together with knowledge of Samba configuration and maintenance.

Day 1

Introduction to TCP/IP

Address Planning and Management

Low Level Protocols and Commands

Networks, Sub Networks and Routing

PCs and TCP/IP - Background, Installation and Configuration

The Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol

The Domain Name System


Name Resolution

Day 2

The SMB Network: Servers and Services

Introduction to Samba

Installing Samba

Samba Configuration

Creating Services

Advanced Features

Integration With Windows NT

Advanced Security Options



550 + V.A.T per person