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CentOS 7 Linux Server Cookbook - Second Edition by Jonathan Hobson, Oliver Pelz

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Securely sharing resources with Samba

Samba is a software package that enables you to share files, printers, and other common resources across a network. It is an invaluable tool for any working environment. One of the most common ways to share file resources across a heterogeneous network (meaning different computer systems such as Windows and Linux) is to install and configure Samba as a standalone file server to provide basic file-sharing services through user level security with the use of the system user's home directories. Standalone servers are configured to provide local authentication and access control to all the resources they maintain. All in all, every administrator knows that Samba remains a very popular open source distribution, ...

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