This book is the comprehensive guide to Samba administration,officially adopted by the Samba Team. Wondering how to integrateSamba's authentication with that of a Windows domain? How to getSamba to serve Microsoft Dfs shares? How to share files on Mac OSX? These and a dozen other issues of interest to systemadministrators are covered. A whole chapter is dedicated totroubleshooting!
The range of this book knows few bounds. Using Samba takes youfrom basic installation and configuration -- on both the client andserver side, for a wide range of systems -- to subtle details ofsecurity, cross-platform compatibility, and resource discovery thatmake the difference between whether users see the folder theyexpect or a cryptic error message.
Integration with Active Directory and OpenLDAP
Migrating from Windows NT 4.0 domains to Samba
Delegating administrative tasks to non-root users
Central printer management
Advanced file serving features, such as making use of VirtualFile System (VFS) plugins.
Samba is a cross-platform triumph: robust, flexible and fast, itturns a Unix or Linux system into a file and print server forMicrosoft Windows network clients. This book will help you makeyour file and print sharing as powerful and efficient as possible.The authors delve into the internals of the Windows activities andprotocols to an unprecedented degree, explaining the strengths andweaknesses of each feature in Windows domains and in Sambaitself.
Whether you're playing on your personal computer or anenterprise network, on one note or a full three-octave range,Using Samba will give you an efficient and secureserver.
The current edition covers such advanced 3.x features as: