This file contains a list of tests you can perform to validate your
Samba server. It also tells you what the likely cause of the problem
is if it fails any one of these steps. If it passes all these tests,
then it is probably working fine.
You should do all the tests in the order shown. We have tried to
carefully choose them so later tests only use capabilities verified in
the earlier tests. However, do not stop at the first error: there
have been some instances when continuing with the tests has helped
to solve a problem.
If you send one of the Samba mailing lists an email saying, “It does not work,”
and you have not followed this test procedure, you should not be surprised
if your email is ignored.