Introduction to the Samba agents

Samba is a suite of programs that allows a system running a UNIX or UNIX-like operating system to provide services using the Microsoft network protocol. Samba provides the following services:

Configure these services in the Samba configuration file (smb.conf). Samba uses two processes: smbd and nmbd to provide these services.

VCS provides Samba failover using three agents: SambaServer, NetBios, and SambaShare. Each of these agents is described in detail beginning with the NetBIOS agent.