[CentOS-docs] Samba

Ned Slider ned at unixmail.co.uk
Sun Aug 31 12:47:35 UTC 2008

Fabian Arrotin wrote:
> Ned Slider wrote:
>> Will F. wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> I recently found a need for me to setup a Samba share for some quick 
>>> and dirty file copying. I already knew how to do this, but was 
>>> wondering if it would be worth while to add it to the tips & tricks 
>>> or howto section.
>>> Thanks! -will
>> Hi Will,
>> I was recently discussing with Akemi (toracat) the need for some Samba 
>> documentation on the Wiki as we see quite a few questions on the 
>> forums from new users, so I'd say go for it.
>> Ralph may need to give you permissions or create a page for you (please).
>> Ned
> Hmm, let's coordinate first about Samba .. if there is *one* package 
> that can be configured in multiple ways to do the same thing, that's 
> surely samba  ;-)
> To be honnest, just writing a 'how to create a share on samba' wiki page 
> is not enough (my opinion) .. but explaining how to configure the 
> backend (old smbpasswd, newer tdbsam, or ldap when acting as a pdc), how 
> to integrate in existing Samba/Windows domain/AD , explaining Filesystem 
> ACLs . etc .. is duplicating the official howto ..
> Other thoughts on that ?

I was looking at it with a view to writing a Wiki guide, but when I 
started researching the documentation I got kind of daunted by it and 
then wondered if I'd be able to do the topic justice. At that point I 
put the whole idea on the back burner.

If someone wants to tackle it, I say go for it. I'll agree it's 
certainly not a quick/easy topic to cover for the newer user primarily 
as there are a lot of ancillary topics where knowledge is required and 
there are lots of different ways to go about achieving the same goals, 
not to mention some just want quick and dirty file shares whereas others 
want Windows AD integration (or anything in between). This is why I 
backed away from the idea of writing something myself!

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