Chapter 4. The 500-User Office

The Samba-3 networking you explored in Chapter 3, “Secure Office Networking” covers the finer points of configuration of peripheral services such as DHCP and DNS, and WINS. You experienced implementation of a simple configuration of the services that are important adjuncts to successful deployment of Samba.

An analysis of the history of postings to the Samba mailing list easily demonstrates that the two most prevalent Samba problem areas are

  • Defective resolution of a NetBIOS name to its IP address

  • Printing problems

The exercises so far in this book have focused on implementation of the simplest printing processes involving no print job processing intelligence. In this chapter, you maintain that same approach to printing, ...

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