August 25, 2005

Samba-3 Books Publish-- Second Editions

Heather Fox writes "Publisher Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference announces publication of the Second Editions of the acclaimed Samba-3 guide and reference books, titled: "The Official Samba-3 HOWTO and Reference Guide", and "Samba-3 by Example: Practical Exercises to Successful Deployment".

"We have published these new Second Editions to fulfill a commitment to provide the most current and updated documentation to Samba users around the world," said John H. Terpstra, general secretary of the Samba Team.

Both The Official Samba-3 HOWTO and Reference Guide and Samba-3 by Example represent the most current and official written documentation for Samba-3. The books are ideally suited as a complementary pair: Samba-3 by Example will help new users to deploy Samba and get it up and running; then, the moment they want to know how to tweak it/extend it/take it beyond the examples and dive into its internal and external capabilities, they will turn to the HOWTO & Reference Guide . [Samba-3 by Example comes bundled with a CD-ROM that contains all example configuration files, scripts, and tools covered in the book].

Some updates to the new Second Editions include:

  • completely updated to reflect the latest Samba releases and migration techniques
  • added diagnostic techniques and validation steps
  • added detailed coverage of updating existing Samba networks and integrating Samba-3 with Windows Server 2003 and MSFT Active Directory domains
  • added full and complete Index and complete cross-Index

    Both books will appeal to all Windows network users no matter how they use Samba and furthermore, the books aim to create an environment of greater interoperability between Windows and UNIX-based systems.

    Samba-3 by Example has a suggested retail price of US$44.99 and The Official Samba-3 HOWTO and Reference Guide has a suggested retail price of US$54.99. To learn more, please visit: and



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