Samba 4 Book
Wow! That was a long journey…
From lights out to the finish line, from the first blank page to the credits… yes, it was a long journey!
In the end, the most important part is that it was worth every word, chapter, and every script. And I would like to say thank you for Packt Publishing for let me participate on this project, thanks for all the editing and technical reviewers and for all the Samba Community!
I’m really happy and honored of being part of this book and try to facilitate the adoption of this great Open Source Project that is the Samba Software.
It’s not a “Samba Bible” or a “Reference Guide”… it’s a practical book that for sure will help you to get things done quickly and effectively. Following the Packt Publishing Style and tradition, it’s a book that is practical from the beginning, and the reader will have code, examples and automation scripts from the start without further ado.
If you want to understand all the config options of the Samba 4 Software, or an extensive theory about it, this book is not for you. But if you want to get things rolling and in effective and quick way, that’s your book. From deploying an GNU/Linux as an Active Directory Domain Controller, a Member Server, or implementing a Highly Available File Server, that’s the book.
Full of examples and tips, not just about Samba 4 and Network Services, but about many aspects of the System Administration role. I did try to explain and pass much of my many years deploying, administering, and designing Highly Available and Resilient solutions. Every time I could pass some experience of what worked or what not worked fine for me, I was very explicit and gave my specific point of view on the matter. So, the customer can have some real world experience and decide what is the best approach and take some facts to help the decision.
Hope you enjoy and feel free to comment and send me emails with your opinion, critics or any other “line” about the book!
Here you can get a sample chapter of the book, go get it!