Part III. Reference Section

Reference Section

This section Samba-3 by Example provides important reference material that may help you to solve network performance issues, to answer some of the critiques published regarding Samba, or just to gain a more broad understanding of how Samba can play in a Windows networking world.

Table of Contents

11. Active Directory, Kerberos, and Security
Assignment Tasks
Dissection and Discussion
Technical Issues
Share Access Controls
Share Definition Controls
Share Point Directory and File Permissions
Managing Windows 200x ACLs
Key Points Learned
Questions and Answers
12. Integrating Additional Services
Assignment Tasks
Dissection and Discussion
Technical Issues
Political Issues
Removal of Pre-Existing Conflicting RPMs
Key Points Learned
Questions and Answers
13. Performance, Reliability, and Availability
Dissection and Discussion
Guidelines for Reliable Samba Operation
Name Resolution
Samba Configuration
Use and Location of BDCs
Use One Consistent Version of MS Windows Client
For Scalability, Use SAN-Based Storage on Samba Servers
Distribute Network Load with MSDFS
Replicate Data to Conserve Peak-Demand Wide-Area Bandwidth
Hardware Problems
Large Directories
Key Points Learned
14. Samba Support
Free Support
Commercial Support
15. A Collection of Useful Tidbits
Joining a Domain: Windows 200x/XP Professional
Samba System File Location
Starting Samba
DNS Configuration Files
The Forward Zone File for the Loopback Adaptor
The Reverse Zone File for the Loopback Adaptor
DNS Root Server Hint File
Alternative LDAP Database Initialization
Initialization of the LDAP Database
The LDAP Account Manager
IDEALX Management Console
Effect of Setting File and Directory SUID/SGID Permissions Explained
Shared Data Integrity
Microsoft Access
Act! Database Sharing
Opportunistic Locking Controls
16. Networking Primer
Requirements and Notes
Assignment Tasks
Single-Machine Broadcast Activity
Second Machine Startup Broadcast Interaction
Simple Windows Client Connection Characteristics
Windows 200x/XP Client Interaction with Samba-3
Conclusions to Exercises
Dissection and Discussion
Technical Issues
Questions and Answers
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