"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
"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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