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Special edition using Samba
Sharpe, Richard, 1955-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Indianapolis, Ind. : Que, 2000.
Physical Description:
x, 671 pages : illustrations\. ; 23 cm
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Includes index.
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QA76.9.C55 S54 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Special Edition Using Samba is a complete reference and resource for using the increasingly popular Samba package. Samba provides an easy and seamless link between servers running Linux or UNIX and other operating systems. Learn to obtain, install, and configure Samba with examples and protocol traces where necessary. Sections of the smb.conf file are covered in detail, as well as the notion of automation via macros. Information on accessing Samba from various clients is provided, including Windows for Workgroups, Windows 9x, Windows NT, Windows 2000, OS2, and the UNIX clients, smbclient and rpcclient. Also covered are the various password options and issues along with handling roaming profiles for both Windows 9X and Windows NT clients. An appendix provides information on each smb.conf parameter including which version of Samba the parameter has been introduced in or removed from, along with its description.

Author Notes

As well as being a member of the Samba team, Richard Sharpe is a Linux consultant and a courseware developer and trainer who lives in Adelaide, South Australia. Prior to writing Special Edition Using Samba, he contributed about a third of the material in SAMS Teach Yourself Samba in 24 Hours.

Table of Contents

I Getting Started
1 What is Samba
2 Obtaining and Installing Samba
3 An Introduction to Using Samba
4 An Introduction to the SMB Protocol
II Configuring Samba
5 Configuring and Managing Samba
6 File Sharing Under Samba
7 Printer Sharing Under Samba
8 Samba and Password Management
9 Samba Automation
III Client Configuration And Use
10 An Introduction to Microsoft Windows Networking
11 Samba as a Logon and Profiles Server
12 Accessing Samba from Windows for Workgroups and Windows 9x
13 Accessing Samba from Windows NT
14 Accessing Samba from OS/2
15 Accessing Samba from Windows 2000
16 Accessing Windows from UNIX using Samba
17 Samba and Browsing
IV Advanced Topics
18 Samba and Other Operating Systems
19 Samba and Windows NT Domains
20 Samba and LDAP
21 Samba and Performance
22 Samba in the Enterprise
23 Troubleshooting Samba
24 A Tour Through the Samba Source Code
25 The Future of Samba
V Appendixes
A All Samba Parameters and Their Meanings
B Glossary