[Samba] Newbie

Dimitri Yioulos dyioulos at firstbhph.com
Thu Dec 8 14:44:58 GMT 2005

On Thursday December 08 2005 9:30 am, Craig White wrote:
> On Thu, 2005-12-08 at 09:20 -0500, john steele wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > I am new to SAMBA and Linux and need help finding documentation on the
> > setup and how to integrate SAMBA and LDAP with Windows based clients.  I
> > have done a lot of looking around and found a lot of information, but it
> > all seems to be written for someone with some knowledge of both software
> > packages.  I did pickup two Linux Admin books from Tech Republic and they
> > are helpful.  But they seem to be missing parts that I guess someone with
> > more knowledge then myself would know.   I guess I should give you a
> > little background on myself.  I am a Network Engineer with 21 year of
> > Microsoft experience. In the past few years I have been getting fed up
> > with MS forcing me to upgrade all me servers just because just want to
> > sell a new OS.  So I have begun looking into LINUX.  Because of the large
> > MS client base (over 1000 clients) my employer wants a solution that will
> > integrate easily and SAMBA looks like that option.
> >
> > Can you point me in the direction of some doc's or even some books that
> > will give the whole story or at least fill in the blanks.  Thanks up
> > front for all help.
> ----
> The official Samba documentation...
> http://www.samba.org/samba/docs
> See the 'How-To' for a very complete reference
> See the 'By Example' for installation guidance
> Both are available in dead tree form at your favorite bookseller or
> online above in html/pdf form
> Craig

First, welcome to Linux!  I'm confident you'll find it a great operating 
system - robust, scalable, extensible, etc.  It'll do all you want, and more.

Samba is an excellent tool for making Linux shares available to Windows 
clients.  The two Samba references that Craig mentioned above are excellent, 
and should be your starting point; they're well-written and very thorough (as 
always, thanks John T., and all the Samba team).  Now, I'm guilty of this 
too, at times, but do read the Samba reference guides.  Then, use this 
mailing list.  I don't want to do the whole love-fest thing here (well, ok, 
yes I do), but this list's members are among the most patient and helpful 
I've found.  So, do use their knowledge, but use it wisely.


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