Using Samba
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: November 1999
Pages: 413

This book, which has been officially adopted by the Samba team under an open content license, is a comprehensive guide to Samba administration, including such recent additions as integration with Windows NT domains and the SWAT graphic configuration tool.Samba is a cross-platform triumph: it turns a Unix or Linux system into a file and print server for Microsoft Windows network clients. Now you can let users store their files (and even important executables) in a single place for easy sharing and backup, protected by Unix or NT security mechanisms, and still offer such transparent access that PC users don't even realize they're going to another system. The magic behind Samba is that it recognizes and speaks the SMB protocol developed by Microsoft for file and printer sharing on its own systems.Basic Samba configuration is simple, but you'll want to make sure your security settings are just right and find out about the full range of options (how do you like your filenames mangled?). Trouble-shooting, security, connectivity, performance, and logging are thoroughly covered with examples in this book.Samba is so robust, flexible, and secure that many people are choosing it over Windows NT for their file and print services. Furthermore, Samba is proving to be a necessity for the many organizations that have an existing Unix or Linux system and want to tie in PCs running Microsoft software. Samba is also open source software, licensed under the GNU General Public License.The authors present the most common configurations and problems in an easy-to-follow manner, along with instructions for getting the most out of Samba. Whether you're playing on one note or a full three-octave range, this book will give you an efficient and secure server. The included CD-ROM holds sources and ready-to-install binaries, plus other useful information.

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By Sanjay M Patil

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Comments about oreilly Using Samba:

I was waiting for a good book on Samba after having read articles that help

to configure. One article used to cover at the most 4 to 5 aspects of using

Samba.

We used to understand upto 40% what we were doing. It was only after downloading the full htmldocs which also has this book in html format I understood what is supposed to be done and WHY ? It also strengthens the concepts of networking in general.

Thanks a lot

 
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By A. Kassim

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My eyes have seen the glory of a wonderfully integrated heterogeneous network thanks to a wonderful product called Samba.

O'Reilly can do no better than this book.

 
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By Steve

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I set up a three PC network using SAMBA the same day as I bought the book - if that's not a good sign I don't know what is . Good one .

 
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By Richard Cosgrave

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This is the book that I had been looking for but didn't realise it.

Amid the hype I somehow missed out on the vital piece of information that the reason I was looking to use Linux was actually to use Samba...

Anyway, this book took a Linux newbie, admittedly an MCSE, through the process of turning out a production quality Primary Domain Controller for Win9x and NT clients, and providing these clients with a rock solid file server, print server and WINS server.

You will need a few days to work through the book but this has already become a standard reference for me alongside Mark Minasi's "Mastering NT Server".

This is the book that any NT professional really needs if they want to get a running start on using Linux/Samba on their network.

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By GAURAV AGARWAL

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The book does not cover any topic in detail so

that a person new to the networking field could understand it .

It would be better if the book could be made more wholesome by adding more diagrams and

deep discussion of network basics required in samba for the person new to the netwoking field.

 
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Lucky me! I'd have bought the book had I not downloaded the pdf version of the book. :-)

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