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

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