Media praise for Using Samba

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"a superb volume."--Tony Williams, "So you?d like to build a database driven web site," amazon.com

"All in all, this is the book Samba users have been waiting for. It's also perfect for Windows users looking to install a cheap, robust, Linux server."-Steve Patient, amazon.co.uk

"This book is full of information for anyone wishing to use Samba as a file or print sharing mechanism. Invaluable as a technical resource for Samba, the book also gives great insight for novices into beginning networks and how they work together." --Wes Ritchey, The Internet Eye, Feb 2001

"Using Samba is a very well written guide book which covers everything from the most basic concepts of installing the file and print server to security issues to name resolution...Invaluable as a technical resource for Samba, the book also gives great insight for novices into beginning networks and how they work together." --Wes Ritchey, The Internet-Eye, Feb 2001

"Brilliant." --Richard Ibbotson, Sheffield Linux User's Group, Feb 2001

Using Samba "a wonderful book, but I've come to expect that from O'Reilly."-Tom Boyer, DGFocus, July 2000


"This is the book Samba users have been waiting for. It's also perfect for Windows users looking to install a cheap, robust, Linux server. --Steve Patient, amazon.co.uk

"a comprehensive guide to Samba administration whether you're playing on one note or a full three-octave range, this book will help you maintain an efficient and secure server." --Linux Central, March 2000

"The authors have a clear, clean style (as you'd expect from O'Reilly) and take a common-sense, practical approach to various issues such as security and configuration. The authors also focus on additional Samba utilities like smbclient and smbmount, which are useful for troubleshooting. The chapter on tweaking for performance is excellent. More books deserve chapters like this. The authors go through the various bottlenecks and demonstrate how modifying one parameter affects the others. (I suspect the general principles are applicable elsewhere.) The real gem of this book is chapter nine, the troubleshooting tree. If you're stuck with weird behavior and you have a deadline to meet, this chapter alone may be well worth the cover price...If you know you need Samba and want some help setting it up and configuring it, this is your book. If you're curious about what Samba can do for your network, flip through the first chapter and rest assured that this book will help you get things under control." --chromatic, slashdot.org, November 1999