will at digitaldev.com
Sun Aug 31 16:09:32 UTC 2008
Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
It always seemed to me that HowTo pages catered to those people who didn't want to read "millions of pages of manpages" and just wanted things to work now. Turnkey solutions. I completely agree that an article on how to setup a simple public share is REALLY easy and all it takes is a quick Google search or skim of the smb.conf man page. But at the same time, so are the rest of the articles. My vision for this HowTo is really giving the yum command to grab the package, a basic smb.conf, the location on where to put it, and the service name on how to start it. That way someone can get a share up in less than 5 minutes. I believe these are the more CentOS-related bits of Samba.
Getting deeper into the advanced topics of Samba "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" seem better suited for samba.org since anyone who wants to implement that really needs intimate knowledge of their environment. I don't think they would want to read a summarized version in a CentOS wiki.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Fabian Arrotin" <fabian.arrotin at arrfab.net>
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Sent: Sunday, August 31, 2008 5:33:24 AM GMT -08:00 US/Canada Pacific
Subject: Re: [CentOS-docs] Samba
Ned Slider wrote:
> Will F. wrote:
>> 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).
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 ?
Fabian Arrotin <fabian.arrotin at arrfab.net>
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