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22.12. Additional Resources

The following sections give you the means to explore Samba in greater detail.

22.12.1. Installed Documentation

  • /usr/share/doc/samba-<version-number>/ — All additional files included with the Samba distribution. This includes all helper scripts, sample configuration files, and documentation.
    This directory also contains online versions of The Official Samba-3 HOWTO-Collection and Samba-3 by Example, both of which are cited below.

22.12.2. Related Books

  • The Official Samba-3 HOWTO-Collection by John H. Terpstra and Jelmer R. Vernooij; Prentice Hall — The official Samba-3 documentation as issued by the Samba development team. This is more of a reference guide than a step-by-step guide.
  • Samba-3 by Example by John H. Terpstra; Prentice Hall — This is another official release issued by the Samba development team which discusses detailed examples of OpenLDAP, DNS, DHCP, and printing configuration files. This has step-by-step related information that helps in real-world implementations.
  • Using Samba, 2nd Edition by Jay T's, Robert Eckstein, and David Collier-Brown; O'Reilly — A good resource for novice to advanced users, which includes comprehensive reference material.

22.12.3. Useful Websites

  • http://www.samba.org/ — Homepage for the Samba distribution and all official documentation created by the Samba development team. Many resources are available in HTML and PDF formats, while others are only available for purchase. Although many of these links are not Red Hat Enterprise Linux specific, some concepts may apply.
  • http://samba.org/samba/archives.html — Active email lists for the Samba community. Enabling digest mode is recommended due to high levels of list activity.
  • Samba newsgroups — Samba threaded newsgroups, such as gmane.org, that use the NNTP protocol are also available. This an alternative to receiving mailing list emails.