Category: Samba

Implementing CIFS: The Common Internet File System

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  • Author: Christopher Hertel
  • Format: archived PDF
  • Price: free

The first developer’s guide to Microsoft’s Internet/Intranet file sharing standard.

For years, developers and administrators have struggled to understand CIFS, Microsoft’s poorly documented standard for Internet file sharing. Finally, there is an authoritative, cross-platform guide to CIFS capabilities and behavior. Implementing CIFS not only delivers the priceless knowledge of a Samba Team member dedicated to investigating the inner workings of CIFS, it also identifies and describes crucial specifications and supporting documents.

Chapters include:

  • A Short Bio of NetBIOS
  • Speaking NetBIOS
  • The Basics of NBT Implementation
  • The Name Service in Detail
  • The Datagram Service in Detail
  • The Session Service in Detail
  • Where It All Went Wrong
  • A Little Background on SMB
  • An Introductory Tour of SMB
  • First Contact: Reaching the Server
  • SMB in Its Natural Habitat
  • The SMB Header in Detail
  • Protocol Negotiation
  • Session Setup
  • Authentication
  • Building Your SMB Vocabulary
  • The Remaining Oddities
  • That Just about Wraps Things Up for SMB
  • A Beautiful Day in the Network Neighborhood
  • Meet the Neighbors
  • Infrastructure: The Mailslot and Named Pipe Abstractions
  • The Talk on the Street
  • The Better Browser Bureau
  • Samba Browse Service Enhancement
  • It Can’t Happen Here
  • At Home in the Network Neighborhood
  • Making a Good Cup of Tea
  • Known NetBIOS Suffix Values
  • The SMB URL
  • SNIA CIFS Technical Reference

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Samba-3 by Example: Practical Exercises to Successful Deployment, 2nd Edition

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  • Author: John H. Terpstra
  • Format: PDF
  • Price: free

The Practical, Tested, Step-by-Step Samba-3 Guidebook Has Now Been Fully Updated!

The definitive Samba-3 guidebook has been completely updated to reflect the latest Samba releases and migration techniques. This book’s complete configuration files, step-by-step implementation instructions, network diagrams, and automated scripts make deployment a breeze, even if you’ve never worked with Samba before. From small office networks to enterprise environments, here are proven configurations, backed by guidance from one of the world’s most respected Samba experts, Samba Team contibutor John H. Terpstra.

This edition has added comprehensive diagnostic techniques and validation steps, as well as solutions to common implementation mistakes: everything you need to assure reliability and performance regardless of your network environment. In response to reader requests, the author has also added detailed coverage of updating existing Samba networks, as well as a practical primer on how Samba stores essential network information. Samba-3 by Example, Second Edition, covers all these scenarios, and more.

Chapters include:

  • No-Frills Samba Servers
  • Small Office Networking
  • Secure Office Networking
  • The 500-User Office
  • Making Happy Users
  • A Distributed 2000-User Network
  • Adding Domain Member Servers and Clients
  • Updating Samba-3
  • Migrating NT4 Domain to Samba-3
  • Migrating Netware Server to Samba-3
  • Active Directory, Kerberos, and Security
  • Integrating Additional Services
  • Performance, Reliability, and Availability
  • Samba Support
  • A Collection of Useful Tidbits
  • Networking Primer

http://www.phptr.com/content/images/013188221X/downloads/013188221X_book.pdf

The Official Samba-3 HOWTO and Reference Guide

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  • Author: John H. Terpstra, Jelmer R. Vernooij
  • Format: PDF
  • Price: free

This is the definitive guide to using Samba-3 in production environments. It begins with the immense amount of HOWTO information published by the Samba Team and volunteers around the world . . . but that’s just the beginning. The book’s Samba Team editors have organized and edited this material around the practical needs of working Windows administrators. UNIX/Linux administrators will find all the answers they need as well.

Whether you’re deploying Samba for the first time, integrating Samba into a Windows 200x Active Directory environment, migrating from NT 4 or Samba 2.x, or using Samba in a UNIX/Linux environment, you’ll find step-by-step solutions, carefully edited for accuracy, practicality, and clarity. You’ll learn all you need to make intelligent deployment decisions, get running fast, and use Samba-3’s powerful new features to maximize performance and minimize cost.

Step-by-step installation techniques and proven configurations that work “right out of the box.”

Chapters include:

  • How to Install and Test SAMBA
  • Fast Start: Cure for Impatience
  • Server Types and Security Modes
  • Domain Control
  • Backup Domain Control
  • Domain Membership
  • Stand-alone Servers
  • MS Windows Network Configuration Guide
  • Network Browsing
  • Account Information Databases
  • Group Mapping – MS Windows and UNIX
  • File, Directory and Share Access Controls
  • File and Record Locking
  • Securing Samba
  • Interdomain Trust Relationships
  • Hosting a Microsoft Distributed File System Tree
  • Classical Printing Support
  • CUPS Printing Support
  • Stackable VFS modules
  • Winbind: Use of Domain Accounts
  • Advanced Network Management
  • Systems and Account Policies
  • Desktop Profile Management
  • PAM-Based Distributed Authentication
  • Integrating MS Windows Networks with Samba
  • Unicode/Charsets
  • Backup Techniques
  • High Availability
  • Upgrading from Samba-2.x to Samba-3.0.0
  • Migration from NT4 PDC to Samba-3 PDC
  • SWAT – The Samba Web Administration Tool
  • The Samba Checklist
  • Analyzing and Solving Samba Problems
  • Reporting Bugs

http://www.informit.com/content/images/0131453556/downloads/0131453556.pdf

Samba-3 by Example: Practical Exercises to Successful Deployment

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  • Author: John H. Terpstra
  • Format: PDF
  • Price: free

Get Samba running right, the first time… every time! Here’s the Samba-3 cookbook you’ve been searching for! This book’s complete configuration files, step-by-step implementation instructions, network diagrams, and automated scripts make Samba-3 deployment a breeze.

Chapters include:

  • Networking Primer
  • No Frills Samba Servers
  • Small Office Networking
  • The 500-User Office
  • Making Users Happy
  • A Distributed 2000 User Network
  • Migrating NT4 Domain to Samba 3
  • Adding UNIX/LINUX Servers and Clients
  • Active Directory, Kerberos, and Security
  • Integrating Additional Services
  • Performance, Reliability, and Availability
  • A Collection of Useful Tid-bits

http://www.phptr.com/content/images/0131472216/downloads/0131472216_book.pdf