By Adam Williams The link to Adam’s presentation slides: ftp://www.kalamazoolinux.org/pub/pdf/SambaHackery.pdf Samba is a software package that gives network administrators flexibility and freedom in terms of setup, configuration, and choice of systems and equipment. Because of all that it offers, Samba has grown in popularity, and continues to do so, every year since its release in 1992. Multiple platform open source networking software. http://www.samba.org
This was not a beginner’s presentation about Samba. If you are responsible for the configuration and support of a business’ computer network (and are running Samba networking) this was the information that you have been missing and needing. Adam revealed some cool tweaks that make support tolerable. Multiple platforms, security issues, and the ever pesky "loose nut behind the keyboard" are handled with keen forethought.
Microsoft NT ACL support and configuration with Open Source Samba networking software. Here is a list of the tweaks that were explained. You can see more detail in the slides. These settings made network functionality a whole lot better. These were additions to the default configuration settings found in the file: samba.conf
Adam explained the configuration of the network trash cans and why this method worked so well, eliminating the frustration of lost data and support calls. He showed us how print services could produce .pdf files that are e-mailed to the user directly instead of being printed on network printers. Adam revealed how the virus and many security issues are addressed at the network admin level. Management of the user shares and desktop configuration was also addressed.