The Definitive Guide to Samba 3 / Edition 1

The Definitive Guide to Samba 3 / Edition 1

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by Roderick Smith
     
 

If you're familiar with Unix administration, TCP/IP networking, and other common Unix servers, and you want to learn how to deploy Samba, this book is ideal for you. With this book as a guide, you can quickly configure a basic Samba server and then move on to learn about Samba's more exotic features, including those new to Samba 3.0. The topics in this book are

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If you're familiar with Unix administration, TCP/IP networking, and other common Unix servers, and you want to learn how to deploy Samba, this book is ideal for you. With this book as a guide, you can quickly configure a basic Samba server and then move on to learn about Samba's more exotic features, including those new to Samba 3.0. The topics in this book are approached from both an experienced Unix user and an administrator's point of view, to help you optimize Samba.

Samba is an efficient file and print server that enables you to get the most out of your computer hardware. In Samba 3.0, many important features have been added, particularly in the realm of domain administration and membership, such as improved support for membership in Windows 200x domains and a wider array of authentication options. Samba also boasts several advanced features with which you can perform very complex tasks. For instance, Samba can control an NT domain, burn CD-Rs with drag-and-drop operations from the client, and function as part of a network backup system.

The Samba dance after which the server is named is known for its liveliness, and the server is similarly energetic and dynamic. So join in—you may make a misstep or two, but this book will help you avoid making too many, and you'll soon be doing the (TCP/IP) Samba along with the best!

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590592779
Publisher:
Apress
Publication date:
04/07/2004
Series:
Books for Professionals by Professionals
Pages:
648
Product dimensions:
1.38(w) x 7.50(h) x 9.25(d)

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Meet the Author

Cheridan Smith has been involved in Web development and design since 1997, when she began working on a research team for the "Y2K" millennium bug. It was here thatshe learnt about the Internet and promptly fell in love with the medium. In her career, she has been responsible for websites in the early 2000s, such as Weight Watchers Australia and Quicken.com.au, and worked as creative services manager of Yahoo! in Australia with clients such as Toyota, 20th Century Fox and Ford. Sheworks as a senior interactive project manager for an Australian advertising agency.

Table of Contents

About the author
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Pt. 1Understanding SMB/CIFS1
Ch. 1Understanding SMB/CIFS3
Ch. 2Samba and SMB/CIFS35
Pt. 2Basic Samba operations65
Ch. 3Obtaining, installing, and running Samba67
Ch. 4Global Samba configuration93
Ch. 5Configuring file shares111
Ch. 6Configuring printer shares153
Ch. 7Managing Samba accounts187
Pt. 3Advanced Samba operations217
Ch. 8Configuring a master browser219
Ch. 9Configuring a NetBIOS name server237
Ch. 10Configuring a domain controller261
Ch. 11Securing Samba293
Ch. 12Samba interactions with other protocols325
Pt. 4Samba tips and tricks361
Ch. 13Using GUI configuration tools363
Ch. 14Using Samba scripts385
Ch. 15Migrating a windows domain to Samba control415
Ch. 16Samba backups433
Ch. 17Troubleshooting Samba471
Ch. 18Using SMB/CIFS clients511
Pt. 5Appendixes549
App. ASamba configuration options551
App. B: Using net589
Index597

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