Quick quiz: Samba server types, security modes

So you think you have Samba figured out, eh? We challenge you to test your skills by taking our latest quiz! This quiz is based on Chapter 3 -- Server types and security modes -- of The Official Samba-3 HOWTO and Reference Guide.

So you think you have Samba figured out, eh? We challenge you to test your skills by taking our latest quiz! This quiz is based on Chapter 3 -- Server types and security modes -- of The Official Samba-3 HOWTO and Reference Guide. The book was edited by John H. Terpstra and Jelmer Vernooij and published by Prentice Hall PTR.

All answers to this quiz are found in the featured chapter download. Before you take the quiz, you could bone up by reading the chapter. Or, you could just wing it, and see how you do! Good luck!

How to take the quiz:
- After reading the question, note the letter of your answer. Check your answers by clicking the link to the answer key at the end of the quiz.
- To read more about a topic, open the chapter and locate the indicated page after each answer.



Chapter Quiz #1

1. Samba 3...

a. Works primarily by replacing Active Directory.
b. Can replace a Microsoft Windows NT4 Domain Controller.
c. Does not permit full NT4-style Interdomain Trusts.
d. Permits the use of only one account database backend.

2. What parameter must be set to the precise NetBIOS machine name of the target authentication server when Samba is running in server security mode?

a. file server
b. exact memory setting
c. password server
d. external management system

3. What is not a type of security in the SMB/CIFS world?

a. User level
b. Client level
c. Share level
d. All of the above

4. What is a drawback of the server security mode?

a. It does not work with Winbind.
b. It locks out all Linux printers.
c. It closes connections to the password server.
d. All of the above

5. What is a common mistake made when using the Samba security mode?

a. Assuming that security = server means that Samba will act as a server.
b. Using an invalid partition table.
c. Using security = domain instead of security = server.
d. All of the above.

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This was first published in March 2004

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