[Samba] Request: Documentation Review - Update

John H Terpstra jht at Samba.Org
Fri Apr 15 18:09:00 GMT 2005


Over the past week I have significantly updated the book "Samba-3 by Example" 
that is available on-line as the Samba-Guide. The latest changes will be 
reflected in the on-line version within 24 hours at:


The feedback since my last request for documentation review has been welcome. 
Please keep this coming. Your help is essential so that the quality and 
validity of the documentation can be assured. I have read through and tidied 
up so much of the Samba-Guide now that my eyes just see what I believe was 
added. The time is now right for the "many eyes will find all the bugs" 
process to make me humble. :-)

In particular feedback is needed (in order of priority) for the following:

	1. Chapter 9
	2. Chapter 7
	3. Chapter 5
	4. Chapter 10

In all about 100 pages have been added. The documentation is now more or less 
up to date for Samba 3.0.15 (soon to be released).

I have had some feedback on chapter 10, but no suggestions for improvement. I 
would welcome hearing directly from anyone who has migrated NetWare servers 
to Samba. I need more expert input.

When all the feedback has been incorporated into the book the final step will 
be to clean up the formatting before it is reprinted. When this book goes 
into print its success in the book market is essential otherwise the 
liklihood of it being reprinted in future will be low. For this reason I am 
actively asking for the most critical review feedback with no shots held 

Personally, I feel that this book has reached the point where the return for 
effort to add valuable content is lower than the energy it takes to add it. 
If I am on the wrong track anywhere in this book I would appreciate being 
told bluntly.

Again, thanks for the feedback so far.

PS: Please be kind to dead trees - print only as much as necessary for 
review. :-)

- John T.
John H Terpstra
Samba-Team Member
Phone: +1 (650) 580-8668

The Official Samba-3 HOWTO & Reference Guide, ISBN: 0131453556
Samba-3 by Example, ISBN: 0131472216
Hardening Linux, ISBN: 0072254971
Other books in production.

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