Maybe you're replacing expensive Windows servers with Linux-based file, mail, or authentication services. Maybe you're even running Linux desktops with OpenOffice.org. However you're using Linux, you're not alone: It's finding its way into more and more Windows networks. That leads to special administration challenges. This book offers specific solutions, from high-level deployment strategies all the way down to commands and config file edits.
It'll help you make the most of Samba -- even as a Windows domain controller or a backup server. It'll show you how to authenticate Linux desktops via your existing account databases or authenticate Windows clients using Linux-based OpenLDAP. It'll help you deal with remote login, set up Linux thin clients, and use Linux for network backup, DHCP, even time synchronization. If you're a system or network administrator in a mixed Windows/Linux environment, this is the book you've been wishing for. Bill Camarda, from the November 2006 Read Only