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The Official Samba-3 HOWTO and Reference Guide is the result of many years
of accumulation of information, feedback, tips, hints, and happy solutions.
Please note that this book is a living document, the contents of which are
constantly being updated. We encourage you to contribute your tips, techniques,
helpful hints, and your special insight into the Windows networking world to
help make the next generation of this book even more valuable to Samba users.
We have made a concerted effort to document more comprehensively than has been
done previously the information that may help you to better deploy Samba and to
gain more contented network users.
This book provides example configurations, it documents key aspects of Microsoft
Windows networking, provides in-depth insight into the important configuration of
Samba-3, and helps to put all of these into a useful framework.
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