“Samba-3 by Example provides useful, thoroughly
documented explanations for all aspects of a Samba deployment.
They’re the same kind of patient answers I got when my dad
taught me how to ride a bike without training wheels. Now, if only
dad knew active Directory....”
—Will Enestvedt, UNIX System Administrator, Johnson & Wales University
“When my colleague and I were first reading John
Terpstra’s Samba-3 by Example, we were impressed by
how easy it was to find the chapter we wanted to implement, and the
ease of following his step-by-step approach. We always felt
Terpstra was there with us, for every configuration line. It was
like having our own personal tutor. I always take his book to every
client that uses Samba. Additionally, Terpstra does something most
authors don’t, he keeps his documentation up to date. When we
were doing our first implementation, he just released the update
that morning; we downloaded it, printed it, and implemented it.
Now, to me, that is cutting-edge technology at its
—Steven C. Henry
“A cook learns to follow a recipe until he has mastered
the art. This is your cookbook to successful Windows networks. I
followed this recipe to migrate our NT4 domain to Samba-3, and the
recipe just worked great. I could not have completed this project
without the Samba-3 by Example book—it brings dry,
lifeless man-pages down to the reality IT support people
—Geoff Scott, IT Systems Administrator, Guests Furniture Hire Pty Ltd
“I used the book Samba-3 by Example to get started
at 8:30 last night. I finished my complete PDC and it was up and
running in six hours with Windows 2000 and XP Pro clients ready for
work in the morning. That’s from someone who is brand new to
Linux. This book is awesome!”
—Jesse Knudsen, Windows Systems Administrator
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.
Deploying “no frills” servers for small, convenient networks
Implementing small- to-mid-sized networks using basic security
Implementing full-fledged enterprise network environments, with tips for enhancing availability and performance
Building secure, scalable networks with domain logons and roaming profiles
Deploying Samba in environments that utilize routers and firewalls
Examples that minimize desktop management requirements, using policy controls and folder redirection
Integrating Samba-3 with Windows Server 2003 and Microsoft Active Directory domains
Migrating seamlessly from Windows NT 4 to Samba-3
Adding Samba servers as Windows domain members
Configuring DHCP, DNS, and OpenLDAP servers to get the most out of your Samba network
An example of Squid, using Windows authentication through Samba
Estimating server hardware, using the practical guidelines included here
If you’re a Windows network administrator responsible for deploying or managing Samba, Samba-3 by Example, Second Edition, is your indispensable resource.
The CD-ROM contains all example configuration files, scripts, and tools covered in the book.