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Using Samba, 2nd Editionby Jay Ts
Synopses & Reviews
Samba is a cross-platform triumph: it turns a Unix or Linux system into a file and print server for Microsoft Windows network clients. Samba is so robust, flexible, fast, and secure that many people are choosing it over Windows NT/2000/XP for their file and print services. Samba is also free software, licensed under the GNU General Public License.
This book will help you make file and print sharing as robust, powerful, and efficient as possible. The authors delve into the internals of the Windows activities and protocols to an unprecedented degree, explaining the strengths and weaknesses of each feature in Windows domains and in Samba itself.
Using Samba takes you from basic installation and configuration — on both the client and server side, for a wide range of systems — to subtle details of security, cross-platform compatibility, and resource discovery that make the difference between whether a user sees the folder they expect or a cryptic error message.
The range of this book knows few bounds. Wondering how to integrate Samba's authentication with that of a Windows PDC? How to get Samba to serve Microsoft Dfs shares? How to share files on Mac OS X? These and a dozen other issues of interest to system administrators are covered. A whole chapter is dedicated to troubleshooting.
Whether you're playing on one note or a full three-octave range, on your personal computer or an enterprise network, Using Samba will give you an efficient and secure server.
"Using Samba, Second Edition is a comprehensive guide to Samba administration. This new edition covers all versions of Samba from 2.0 to 2.2, including selected features from an alpha version of 3.0, as well as the SWAT graphical configuration tool. Updated for Windows 2000, ME, and XP, the book also explores Samba's new role as a primary domain controller and domain member server, its support for the use of Windows NT/2000/XP authentication and filesystem security on the host Unix system, and accessing shared files and printers from Unix clients. In "Using Samba, you'll begin with an introduction to Windows networking concepts that will help you quickly understand how it works, how it is similar to Unix networking, and how it differs. The first chapters will guide you through the process of installing Samba, configuring Windows clients, and implementing a Windows domain. Subsequent chapters show you how to configure additional services and fine-tune the operation of the Samba server. Anyone who manages a network that has both Unix (including Mac OS X) and Windows systems will want to read this book.
About the Author
Ts is a system administrator and programmer with many years of experience working with several versions of Unix and other operating system. He is now an independent consultant working out of his home in Sedona, Arizona.
Eckstein works at O'Reilly on Java books. He holds bachelor's degrees in computer science and communications from Trinity University.
Collier-Brown is a consulting systems integrator, working for the performance and engineering group at Sun Opcom in Toronto.
Table of Contents
PrefaceChapter 1: Learning the SambaChapter 2: Installing Samba on a Unix SystemChapter 3: Configuring Windows ClientsChapter 4: Windows NT DomainsChapter 5: Unix ClientsChapter 6: The Samba Configuration FileChapter 7: Name Resolution and BrowsingChapter 8: Advanced Disk SharesChapter 9: Users and SecurityChapter 10: PrintingChapter 11: Additional Samba InformationChapter 12: Troubleshooting SambaExample Configuration FilesSamba Configuration Option Quick ReferenceSummary of Samba Daemons and CommandsDownloading Samba with CVSConfigure OptionsRunning Samba on Mac OS X ServerGNU Free Documentation LicenseColophon
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