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LinuxISO: 'Samba Black Book' from Coriolis [Book Review]

Feb 10, 2001, 19:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Noah Sturr)

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"The book is SAMBA Black Book by Dominic Baines, published by the CoriolisOpen Press in 2000. Samba was developed by Andrew Tridgell culminating in an initial release in 1992. Utilizing the SMB/NetBIOS protocols used by Microsoft computers, it enables computers other than Microsoft to share resources (disks, printers, etc) with Microsoft computers natively. The most noticeable of these operating systems being Linux - the main alternative operating system that is focused upon in this book. If you are looking for a brief review of this book - buy this book. It covers well the gamut of experiences needed to learn and configure Samba."

"This book is designed not for one specific user level. While it does start off with you not needing to know much about networks on both the Microsoft or Linux side, it quickly catches you up to speed. It moves into Samba configurations, troubleshooting, and examples of complex setups fairly quickly. To demonstrate how much pre-explanation goes into this book, it is over 140 (of 583) pages even before it starts discussing running any executable."

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