Linux Samba server administration / Roderick W. Smith.

By: Smith, Roderick W
Material type: TextTextSeries: Craig Hunt linux libraryPublisher: Alameda, CA : Sybex Inc., c2001Description: xxiii, 629 p. : ill. ; 23 cmISBN: 0782127401 (pbk.); 9780782127409Subject(s): Linux | Samba (Computer file) | Operating systems (Computers) | Computer networks | Client/server computing | Computer trouble shootingDDC classification: 005.711 Online resources: Contributor biographical information | Publisher description | Table of contents only
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Part 1 how things work
Chapter 1 An introduction to SMB/CRFS
Windows basic protocols: NteBEUI, and SMB
Integration of TCP/IP and SMB/CIFS
SMB/CIFS terminology
The structure of an SMB/CIFS Network

Chapter 2 Integration SMB/CIFS into Linux
The samba Daemons
Resolving files system feature conflicts

Part 2 Essential configuration
Chapter 3 Installing samba
Obtaining samba
Installing a binary package
Compiling the source code
Locating important files
Running samba

Chapter 4 GUI configuration tools and the smb.conf file
Editing smb.conf to configure samb
Using Red Hat’s Linuxconf to configure samba
Using SWAT to configure samba
Important general samba
Important general configuration options

Chapter 5 Configuring file sharing
Configuring file shares
Setting ownership and permissions
Some common file-sharing scenarios
Chapter 6 configuring printer sharing

Creating print queues
Configuring printer shares
Controlling access to printers
Some common printer sharing scenarios

Chapter 7 Using Linux as an SMB/CIFS client
When to use samba as a client
Using smbclient to access remote files
Mounting remote file systems
Printing files on remote printers

Part 3 Advanced configurations
Chapter Automation
Uses for automation
Server side automation
Client network scripts

Chapter 9 Samba as an NBNS server
Understanding NBNS
Samba NBNS operations

Chapter 10 Configuring domains
Understanding domains
Windows 9x and domains
Windows NT and domains

Chapter 11 Local and routed browsing
Understanding browsing
Configuring samba for browsing
Common configuration examples

Chapter 12 Tuning samba for optimum performing
Network performance testing
Locating bottlenecks
Linux configuration options
Windows configuration options

Chapter 13 Integrating samba into a broader network
Samba interactions with NFS and ipd
Samba interactions with netatalk
Part 4 maintaining a healthy system
Samba security consideration
Controlling Initial access to samba
Encrypted versus clear text passwords
File ownership and permissions
Samba over SSL
Samba in the broader security world

Chapter 15 Managing accounts
Using Linux usernames and groups
Managing password

Chapter 16 backups
An overview of backup options
Backing up a samba server locally
Backing up a samba server
Using samba to back client computers

Chapter 17 Troubling shooting
General purpose troubleshooting
Problems with domain controllers
Problems locating a samba server
Problems accessing files
Problems with printing

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