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Samba just keeps getting better and better. In case
you've been living in a cave the last few years,
Samba is the way you create a Window's-like server
on a Unix host, without the cost or instability of
having to actually use Windows. The second edition
of Using Samba from O'Reilly updates and expands
on setting up and administering Samba and covers
the current production release of Samba v2.2 and
the up coming v3.0.
Maybe you've been thinking about trying out Samba
but didn't have the time to sift through the documentation,
haunt the newsgroups or any of that stuff. This book
will guide you to getting a functional, useful Samba
server up and operational with little fuss.
The book is similar in layout to the first edition
and many of the chapter headings are the same. The
information provided has been expanded greatly however.
One of the nice additions that newbies should appreciate
is an explanation of the smb protocol.
Unlike Samba v2, the v2.2 and higher releases will
nicely act as a domain controller for Windows XP
and below. Chapter four provides an excellent walk-through
on setting up Samba to handle logon scripts, roaming
profiles and system policies.
There is also a much expanded appendix giving sample
configuration files for your Samba server. It includes
samples for Workgroups, a PDC and as a domain member
you're an existing Samba v2 administrator, Using
Samba 2nd Edition is a great resource to help you
take advantage of the expanded capabilities in v2.2.
If you're a Windows admin looking to cut costs without
having to retrain your users, the book is invaluable.
There's even a section on configuring Samba on a
Mac OS X Server box. Recommended.