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"Using Samba" from O'Reilly (fwd)
This looks like a good one...
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November 17, 1999
Using Samba Book Released; Officially Adopted by Samba Team
SEBASTOPOL, CA-O'Reilly & Associates has announced the release of Using
Samba, which has been officially adopted by the Samba team under an
open content license. This new book is a comprehensive guide to Samba
administration, including such recent additions as integration with
Windows NT domains and the SWAT graphic configuration tool.
"Samba is a cross-platform triumph," says Andy Oram, Editor, O'Reilly &
Associates. "It turns a Unix or Linux system into a file and print
server for Microsoft Windows network clients. Now you can let users
store their files (and even important executables) in a single place
for easy sharing and backup, protected by Unix or NT security
mechanisms, and still offer such transparent access that PC users don't
even realize they're going to another system. The magic behind Samba is
that it recognizes and speaks the SMB protocol developed by Microsoft
for file and printer sharing on its own systems."
Basic Samba configuration is simple, but you'll want to make sure your
security settings are just right and find out about the full range of
options (how do you like your filenames mangled?). Trouble-shooting,
security, connectivity, performance, and logging are thoroughly covered
with examples in Using Samba.
Samba is so robust, flexible, and secure that many people are choosing
it over Windows NT for their file and print services. Furthermore,
Samba is proving to be a necessity for the many organizations that have
an existing Unix or Linux system and want to tie in PCs running
Microsoft software. Samba is also Open Source software, licensed under
the GNU General Public License.
The authors, Robert Eckstein, David Collier-Brown, and Peter Kelly,
present the most common configurations and problems in an
easy-to-follow manner, along with instructions for getting the most out
of Samba. Whether you're playing on one note or a full three-octave
range, this book will give you an efficient and secure server. The
included CD-ROM holds sources and ready-to-install binaries, plus other
Chapter 5, Browsing and Advanced Disk Shares, is available free on the
web at: http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/samba/chapter/ch05.html
For more information about the book, including Table of Contents,
index, author bios, and sample chapter, see:
For a cover graphic in jpeg format, go to:
Robert Eckstein, David Collier-Brown & Peter Kelly
1st Edition November 1999 (US)
ISBN: 1-56592-449-5, 416 pages, $34.95 (US$)
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