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LWN: REVIEW: "Using Samba"

Mar 05, 2000, 21:33 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rob Slade)

"Server Message Block (SMB) is a protocol used for simple client-server networking... Samba is a UNIX server program using the SMB protocol. This allows UNIX administrators to set up file and print sharing on UNIX machines, for access and use by Windows PCs without specialized clients..."

"Chapter one is an introduction to Samba and the basic SMB concepts. Compilation and installation of Samba on the UNIX server are covered in chapter two... Most of the rest of the book is spent on configuration options for Samba."

"The book is aimed at experienced UNIX administrators. The explanations of how Windows works will definitely be of help to these people. However, it is a bit of a pity that slightly more information wasn't included about UNIX for those not familiar with the system."

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