Samba Unleashed

Samba Unleashed

by Steve Litt, Steve Litt, Owen Lloyd
     
 

Samba Unleashed shows you how to install, configure, and maintain Samba on a wide variety of platforms. You will learn pratical, focused solutions and strategies so you can seamlessly get Samba working on your network. The main section of the book covers the topics every system administrator needs to know, including configuring custom file share, configuring custom

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Samba Unleashed shows you how to install, configure, and maintain Samba on a wide variety of platforms. You will learn pratical, focused solutions and strategies so you can seamlessly get Samba working on your network. The main section of the book covers the topics every system administrator needs to know, including configuring custom file share, configuring custom printer share, using server side automation, Samba security, optimizing Samba performance, routed networks, and browsing.

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The Barnes & Noble Review
Samba Unleashed is your soup-to-nuts, 1200-page guide to deploying Samba, from planning through pilot projects through enterprise applications. This isn't just a hobbyist's guide: it's exhaustive real-world help that goes far beyond any other Samba book we've ever seen.

For example, instead of just assuming that Samba will solve all your problems right out of the box (oh, yeah, no box — well, then, right off the Web), Steve Litt walks you through creating and testing a turnkey Samba "proof of concept" system. There's a chapter which gathers together all the information you need to really, really master access and privileges. There are individual chapters on the unique issues associated with each current Windows client: Win98 (timing and browse list problems); Windows NT 4 (remote authentication issues), and Windows 2000 clients (don't try using Active Directory Users and Computers to administer a Samba domain — it won't work).

You'll find exceptionally detailed coverage of custom-built shares and Samba troubleshooting; web-based administration; server-side automation wherein a Samba client can trigger a UNIX process; Samba as an NT primary domain controller; as well as Samba on Solaris or BSD. There's a full chapter on password synchronization across UNIX and Windows (lots of careful planning is required, but it can be done). There's even a step-by-step guide to running Microsoft Office from a Samba share.

In its realism, depth, and clarity, Samba Unleashed is head-and-shoulders aboveitscompetitors. If your job depends on how well you deploy Samba, you need this book — now.


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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780672318627
Publisher:
Sams
Publication date:
03/30/2000
Series:
Unleashed Series
Pages:
1196
Product dimensions:
7.47(w) x 9.27(h) x 2.45(d)

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