NOTE: CentOS Enterprise Linux 5 is built from the Red Hat Enterprise Linux source code. Other than logo and name changes CentOS Enterprise Linux 5 is compatible with the equivalent Red Hat version. This document applies equally to both Red Hat and CentOS Enterprise Linux 5.
The following sections give you the means to explore Samba in greater detail.
19.12.1. 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.
19.12.2. 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
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.
19.12.3. Useful Websites
https://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.
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.
https://samba.idealx.org/ — Idealx.org distributes installation and configuration scripts for integration of Samba and OpenLDAP. These are highly recommended for assisting in managing LDAP related
resources. The scripts can be found at /usr/share/doc/samba-version_number/LDAP/smbldap-tools or can be downloaded from the Idealx website.