Chapter 1. No-Frills Samba Servers

This is the start of the real journey toward the successful deployment of Samba. For some this chapter is the end of the road because their needs will have been adequately met. For others, this chapter is the beginning of a journey that will take them well past the contents of this book. This book provides example configurations of, for the greater part, complete networking solutions. The intent of this book is to help you to get your Samba installation working with the least amount of pain and aggravation.


This chapter lays the groundwork for understanding the basics of Samba operation. Instead of a bland technical discussion, each principle is demonstrated by way of a real-world scenario for which ...

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