Using Samba

Using Samba

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By (author) Gerald Carter, By (author) Jay Ts, By (author) Robert Eckstein

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  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA
  • Format: Paperback | 600 pages
  • Dimensions: 178mm x 229mm x 31mm | 567g
  • Publication date: 30 January 2007
  • Publication City/Country: Sebastopol
  • ISBN 10: 0596007698
  • ISBN 13: 9780596007690
  • Edition: 3, Revised
  • Edition statement: 3rd Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 368,105

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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 Open LDAP; migrating from Windows NT 4.0 domains to Samba; delegating administrative tasks to non-root users; central printer management; and, 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.

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Author information

Gerald (Jerry) Carter received his Masters degree in Computer Science from Auburn University, where he continues to pursue his PhD. He has been a member of the SAMBA development Team since 1998 and his involvement with UNIX systems and network administration of UNIX began in 1995. Jerry currently works for HP, working on embedded printing appliances. He has published articles with various web-based magazines and teaches instructional courses as a consultant for several companies and conferences. Gerald has also written books for SAMS Publishing. His web site is http://www.plainjoe.org/.

Table of contents

Preface 1. An Introduction to Samba What Is Samba? What Can Samba Do for Me? The Common Internet File System Connecting to a CIFS File Share Browsing 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?2. 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 3. Configuring Windows Clients Windows Networking Concepts Windows Setup 4. The Samba Configuration File Basic Syntax and Rules Special Sections Configuration File Options Basic Server Configuration Disk Share Configuration Networking Options with Samba Virtual Servers Logging Configuration Options 5. Accounts, Authentication, and Authorization Security Modes User Management Group Mapping User Privilege Management Controlling Authorization for File Shares 6. Advanced Disk Shares Special Share Names Filesystem Differences Access Control Lists Microsoft Distributed File Systems Virtual File Systems Executing Server Scripts 7. Printing Print Shares A Usable Print Share Samba and CUPS The [printers] Service Enabling SMB Printer Sharing in OS X Creating 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 8. Name Resolution and Network Browsing Name Resolution Network Browsing 9. Domain Controllers Samba Domains: NT 4.0 or Active Directory? Configuring a Samba PDC Configuring a Samba BDC passdb Recommendations Migrating an NT 4.0 Domain to Samba Domain Trusts Remote Server Management 10. Domain Member Servers Joining a Domain Domain and ADS Security Modes Matching Domain Users to Local Accounts Winbind Additional Winbind Features 11. Unix Clients The Linux CIFS Filesystem FreeBSD's smbfs Mac OS X smbclient Remote Administration with net 12. 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 A. Summary of Samba Daemons and Commands B. Downloading Samba with Subversion C. Configure Options Index