Sams Teach Yourself Samba in 24 Hours

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Sams, 2002 - Computers - 430 pages
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Author and Samba Team Member Gerald Carter dedicates most of this book to the processes of installing and configuring Samba, distinguishing between both Linux/Windows, and Unix/Windows-based systems. He discusses the mechanics of file sharing across the dual platforms and expertly outlines the means necessary to remedy common problems, including helping to identify which version of Samba you are running and where to look for the patch or bug fix you will need to resolve it. He also assists in locating utilities like autoconf that automatically compiles a system configuration file with common default settings. Finally, he discusses security and password issues, as well as peripheral support for server printers.

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This book teaches the essentials of Samba from the ground up. The reader of this book will learn how to configure Samba, troubleshoot day-to-day problems with Samba, implement Samba in a wide-area ... Read full review


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Gerald Carter has been a member of the Samba Team, a group of people worldwide who develop and document Samba, since 1998 and is actively involved in distributed network authentication solutions. His journey with Samba began three years prior while employed as a network administrator for Auburn University. Gerald has published articles with various Web based magazines such as Linuxworld, and has authored instructional courses for companies such as Linuxcare. Today, Gerald spends much of his time teaching at conferences, writing, and developing Samba.

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