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9 Excellent Open Source Configuration Management Applications
This software automates the configuration of machines to a particular state. Like any other tools, they are designed to solve specific problems in certain ways. The goal is to get a system from whatever state it is in, into the desired state. Configuration management software are the tools of choice for many system administrators and devops professionals.

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Synaptic Package Manager
Synaptic is a graphical package management program for apt. It provides the same features as the apt-get command line utility with a GUI front-end based on Gtk+.


  • cifs-utils
    cifs-utils is a set of utilities for mounting and managing CIFS shares using the Linux kernel CIFS client.
  • frgpasswd
    frgpasswd is a utility to set both the Samba 2.0 (and more recent versions) and shadow passwords at the same time.
  • GAdmin-SAMBA
    GAdmin-SAMBA is a frontend for the Samba file and print server. It features multiple local and remote user and group importation, on-the-fly share creation and user handling (including randomization of usernames and passwords), and PDF printing to shared and private directories or email.
  • Gnomba
    a GUI machine and share browser for the smb protocol
  • JAGS
    Just Another GTK+ Samba Client: a Gtk+ based "windows network neighbourhood browser". The program parses the output from smbclient (part of the samba-package) and use this to display a graphic view of the network
  • Komba
    a Samba-Share-browser. It can mount an unmount shares from win-network and look to other workgroups (for KDE)
  • KSambaKonqiPlugin
    a Konqueror plugin which creates a new tab in Konqueror's properties dialog for quickly configuring the basic SAMBA share options of a directory
  • KSambaPlugin
    a KDE 3 plugin for configuring a SAMBA server. It consists of two plugins, a KControl Center module for all SAMBA options and a Konqueror properties dialog plugin for quickly configuring the SAMBA share options of a directory
  • pyNeighborhood
    pyNeighborhood is GTK2 rewrite of a well-known GTK1 tool LinNeighborhood(using pyGTK), so it is the GUI frontend for samba tools, such as smbclient, smbmount etc. It's written in Python and uses the GTK2 toolkit with pyGTK implementation.
    Samba as Active Directory Member Server: makes it easy to add a (file) server to an Active Directory Domain
  • Samba TNG
    a fork of Samba. It was derived from the same code but is being developed independently. The Samba-TNG project started in late 1999 as a separate CVS branch of the Samba code, specifically to allow some of the more experimental code ideas to be fleshed out and tested without affecting the stability of Samba as a whole
  • samba-vscan
    a proof-of-concept module for Samba, which uses the VFS (virtual file system) features of Samba 2.2.x
  • Scannedonly
    Scannedonly is a samba VFS module that ensures that only files that have been scanned for viruses are visible and accessible to the end user. Scannedonly was developed because of scalability problems with samba-vscan. Scannedonly comes in two parts: a Samba VFS module and (one or more) daemons. The daemon scans files and marks them when they are known to be clean. The samba module simply filters out files that aren't marked clean.
  • Sharity
    (commercial) a client for the CIFS (Common Internet File System) protocol, formerly known as SMB (Server Message Block)
  • Simple Samba Commander
    a text mode SMB network commander. In SMBC, you can browse the local network or you can use the search function to find the files. You can also download/upload files and directories or create them both locally and remotely. SMBC has a resume function and supports UTF-8 characters
  • SMB for FUSE
    SMB for FUSE is a Network Neighborhood (Samba shares) filesystem. It works like smbfs, but instead of accessing one share at a time, all computers and workgroups are accessible at once from a single filesystem mount.
  • SMB Traffic Analyzer
    SMB Traffic Analyzer software suite is a toolset aiming at visualizing the data flow on one or more Samba servers, providing statistics about the usage of Samba services.
    a Windows Network client that is accessible through a web browser. It is based on the samba package
  • Smb4k
    Smb4k is a SMB share browser for KDE 3.1.x. It provides scanning of workgroups, hosts and shares.
  • SMBD Audit
    SMBD(Samba) Audit is a set of VFS audit module for Samba 3 and web frontend to view and search samba audit logs. Module stores logs directly into MySQL database with libmysqlclient.
  • SmbShareScan
    SmbShareScan is an utility that scans Samba networks and builds a database you can query. The library is multi-threaded for best performance. A GTK+ frontend is also provided.
  • SMBSpider
    a fast, lightweight indexer for SMB shares in the LAN. It provides web-based search and browse functionality, as well as an optional IRC interface via eggdrop
  • SmbSync
    SmbSync is a program to move files between Unix and Windows shares directly, avoiding the need for mounts or extra services like FTP or Rsync.
  • smbtad
    smbtad is the data receiver of the SMB Traffic Analyzer project.
  • smbtatools
    The smbtatools represent the end user tools for the SMB Traffic Analyzer project. With SMB Traffic Analyzer, the network traffic caused on a Samba network can be statistically analyzed.
  • ssh-multiadd
    ssh-multiadd adds multiple ssh keys that may use the same passphrase to the ssh authentication agent. When run without arguments, it adds $HOME/.ssh/identity and $HOME/.ssh/id_dsa.
  • surma
    surma stands for Samba user manager. It is a very simple and tiny CGI script that provides a Web interface for changing Samba passwords stored in an smbpasswd file. Originally, surma was designed for ALT Linux distributions.
  • Threaded-Samba-Scanner
    Threaded-Samba-Scanner scans all available local subnets for Samba hosts and shows their names and IP addresses.
  • TkSmb
    provides you with a graphical interface for browsing Samba shares
  • VASC
    Very Advanced Samba Configuration: a set of configuration files for Samba which support a numerous amount of features. (samba maxed out) This set of configuration files is released under the General Public License
  • WinShares
    WinShares scans the network and mounts all Windows and Samba shares available, allowing the user to browse them. It uses CIFS and it's writen in shell script.
  • Xffm-samba
    Xffm-samba is a Samba network navigator plugin pfor the Xffm-filemanager. It was previously known as Xfsamba.
  • xSMBrowser
    xSMBrowser is a GUI over the Samba Utilities that looks a lot like Network Neighborhood. It aids in browsing through the computers, shares, and files of Broadcast and WINS networks.
  • Yerfit
    a media cataloging, searching, and downloading engine. Yerfit is written in Perl and only requires that the individuals running it have a mysql database, smbclient, and nmblookup installed on their machine

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