[Samba] New to Samba world

Prakash Velayutham prakash.velayutham at cchmc.org
Mon Jan 3 20:22:14 GMT 2005

On Monday 03 January 2005 05:29, Mandar Kulkarni/PUN/IN/STTL wrote:
> Hi Team,
> I am new to Samba.
> As company has decided to install Linux based file and print server, we are
> planning to use Samba and LDAP
> But prior to proceed further, I wanted to know how samba works, what all
> things needs to be considered at the time of installation.
> So can any one let me know the same?
> Thanks & Regards
> Mandar Kulkarni


If you want Samba only as a print and file server, there is not much you need 
to know, other than some configuration settings and such. In pre-packaged 
Linux distros, you may only need to edit some settings and you will be ready 
to go. However, if you panic on security issues (which I do a lot), you will 
need to know how Samba works and Samba3-howto comes in handy.

Rather, if you want Samba for bigger purposes than this, knowing a lot more 
really helps. There are numerous tools that can help you with any of these.

Ask for more if you need.


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