Synopses & Reviews
Authoritative Answers to All Your Samba Questions
Linux Samba Server Administration is the most complete, most advanced guide to Samba you’ll find anywhere. Written by a leading Linux expert, this book teaches you, step-by-step, all the standard and advanced Samba techniques you'll need to make Linux and UNIX machines operate seamlessly as part of your Windows network. Throughout, scores of clear, consistent examples illustrate these techniques in detail—so you stay on track and accomplish all your goals. Coverage includes:
- Installing Samba
- Setting up file sharing
- Setting up printer sharing
- Using Samba as a client
- Setting up a working user authentication system
- Using automation to expand Samba's capabilities
- Setting up Samba as a domain controller
- Configuring NetBIOS name server functions
- Configuring Samba for optimal interoperation with other servers
- Managing user accounts
- Optimizing Samba for maximum speed
- Securing Samba against intrusion
- Using Samba as a backup server
- Troubleshooting Samba
- Configuring Samba to work with a variety of client OSs
About the Library
The Craig Hunt Linux Library is an eight-book set that provides in-depth, advanced coverage of the key topics for Linux administrators. Topics include Samba, System Administration, Sendmail, Apache, NFS and Automounter, and Linux Security. Each book in the library is either written by or meticulously reviewed by Craig Hunt to ensure the highest quality and most complete coverage of networking professionals working specifically in Linux environments.
About the Author
Roderick W. Smith has long used and administered a wide variety of OSs in cross-platform network environments, using Samba and other servers. He is the author of four other books, including The Multi-Boot Configuration Handbook and Linux: Networking for Your Office.
Table of Contents
Part 1: How Things Work.
Chapter 1: An Introduction to SMB/CIFS.
Chapter 2: Integrating SMB/CIFS into Linux.
Part 2: Essential Configuration.
Chapter 3: Installing Samba.
Chapter 4: GUI Configuration Tools and the smb.conf File.
Chapter 5: Configuring File Sharing.
Chapter 6: Configuring Printer Sharing.
Chapter 7: Using Linux as an SMB/CIFS Client.
Part 3: Advanced Configurations.
Chapter 8: Automation.
Chapter 9: Samba as an NBNS Server.
Chapter 10: Configuring Domains.
Chapter 11: Local and Routed Browsing.
Chapter 12: Tuning Samba for Optimum Performance.
Chapter 13: Integrating Samba into a Broader Network.
Part 4: Maintaining a Healthy System.
Chapter 14: Samba Security Considerations.
Chapter 15: Managing Accounts.
Chapter 16: Backups.
Chapter 17: Troubleshooting.
Appendix A: Configuration Reference Guide.
Appendix B: OS-Specific Issues.
Appendix C: The GNU GPL.