[Samba] A good read

Adam Williams awilliam at mdah.state.ms.us
Tue Jan 29 23:10:29 GMT 2008

have you read Samba 3 by Example?  it covers some real world examples, 
ads joins, etc.

i think you'd want to use a PDC w/ roaming profiles.  that way you can 
locate all of your user's data on your server and backup your server 
instead of a lot of clients.  and you'll definitely want a PDC/BDC setup 
when you have branch offices.  for host name lookup use dynamic dns 
dhcp.  there's plenty of howtos on how to set that up too, but I can 
send you my configs too.

Robert Pollard wrote:
> Hi,
> I have been reading the older O'Reilly book on Samba.  This book explains in general the concept of NetBIOS and some other related areas.
> Do you have any recommendations as to what is available to read that will take me through the world of Windows networking?  I am sitting here reading these messages and see things like "requires a flat namespace to function" or "dfs stub server" or "I then bind Samba domain members using 'net ads join -U domain_admin_login'" and I'm am at a loss as to what they are talking about.
> I have read up on how to setup Samba as a PDC but I don't know why I would ever want to.  Even if I had enough users in our network I still don't believe there would be any purpose for it.  I am leaning more towards using using LDAP for authentication.  I would also like to use for host name lookup and some other odds and ends.
> Is there something out there that would take me by the hand and lead me through the decision making process of what to use and when to use it, how to set it up and trouble-shoot it and maybe some other relevant information that would be needed?
> I want to know more about Windows networking but also how to use the best tools available for what makes sense now and in the future.
> Thanks,
> Robert

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