NOTE: CentOS Enterprise Linux is built from the Red Hat Enterprise Linux source code. Other than logo and name changes CentOS Enterprise Linux is compatible with the equivalent Red Hat version. This document applies equally to both Red Hat and CentOS Enterprise Linux.
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The following sections give you the means to explore Samba in
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
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
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.
https://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.
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-3.0.3/LDAP/smbldap-tools or can
be downloaded from the Idealx website.