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Using Samba : OREILLY - Gerald Carter


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This book is the comprehensive guide to Samba administration, officially adopted by the Samba Team. Wondering how to integrate Samba's authentication with that of a Windows domain? How to get Samba to serve Microsoft Dfs shares? How to share files on Mac OS X? These and a dozen other issues of interest to system administrators are covered. A whole chapter is dedicated to troubleshooting

The range of this book knows few bounds. Using Samba takes you from basic installation and configuration -- on both the client and server side, for a wide range of systems -- to subtle details of security, cross-platform compatibility, and resource discovery that make the difference between whether users see the folder they expect or a cryptic error message.
The current edition covers such advanced 3.x features as:
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 Virtual File System (VFS) plugins.

Samba is a cross-platform triumph: robust, flexible and fast, it turns a Unix or Linux system into a file and print server for Microsoft Windows network clients. This book will help you make your file and print sharing as powerful and efficient as possible. The authors delve into the internals of the Windows activities and protocols to an unprecedented degree, explaining the strengths and weaknesses of each feature in Windows domains and in Samba itself.

Whether you're playing on your personal computer or an enterprise network, on one note or a full three-octave range, "Using Samba" will give you an efficient and secure server.

An Introduction to Samba
What Is Samba?
What Can Samba Do for Me?
The Common Internet File System
Connecting to a CIFS File Share
Authentication: Peer-to-Peer Versus Domains
What's in Samba 3.0?
Future Research in Samba 4.0
What Can Samba Do?
An Overview of the Samba Distribution
How Can I Get Samba?
Installing Samba on a Unix System
Binary Packages
Compiling from Source
Compiling and Installing Samba
Enabling the Samba Web Administration Tool (SWAT)A Basic Samba Configuration File
Firewall Configuration
Starting the Samba Daemons
Configuring Windows Clients
Windows Networking Concepts
Windows Setup
The Samba Configuration FileBasic Syntax and Rules
Special Sections
Configuration File Options
Basic Server Configuration
Disk Share Configuration
Networking Options with Samba
Virtual Servers
Logging Configuration Options
Accounts, Authentication, and Authorization
Security Modes
User Management
Group Mapping
User Privilege Management
Controlling Authorization for File Shares
Advanced Disk Shares
Special Share Names
Filesystem Differences
Access Control Lists
Microsoft Distributed File Systems
Virtual File Systems
Executing Server Scripts
Print Shares
A Usable Print Share
Samba and CUPS
The [printers] Service
Enabling SMB Printer Sharing in OS XCreating a PDF Printer
Managing Windows Print Drivers
Printers and Security
Disabling Point and Print
Printing, Queue Lists, and tdb Files
Printing to Windows Printers
Printing Parameters
Name Resolution and Network Browsing
Name Resolution
Network Browsing
Domain Controllers
Samba Domains: NT 4.0 or Active Directory?
Configuring a Samba PDC
Configuring a Samba BDCpassdb Recommendations
Migrating an NT 4.0 Domain to Samba
Domain Trusts
Remote Server Management
Domain Member Servers
Joining a Domain
Domain and ADS Security Modes
Matching Domain Users to Local Accounts
Additional Winbind Features
Unix Clients
The Linux CIFS Filesystem
FreeBSD's smbfs
Mac OS Xsmbclient
Remote Administration with net
Troubleshooting Samba
The Tool Box
Samba Logs
Unix Utilities
The Fault Tree
Troubleshooting Browsing
Troubleshooting Name Services
Troubleshooting Network Addresses
Troubleshooting NetBIOS Names
Extra Resources
Summary of Samba Daemons and Commands
Downloading Samba with Subversion
Configure Options
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ISBN: 9780596007690
ISBN-10: 0596007698
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 600
Published: 1st January 2007
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.2 x 17.8  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.71
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: Revised