Samba is a cross-platform triumph; it turns a Unix or Linux system into a file and print server for network clients using Microsoft Windows on the desktop. Available under the GNU General Public License, this open source software is so robust, flexible, fast, and secure that many administrators choose it over Windows for their file and print services. Our complete guide to Samba administration is intended for those of you who manage Unix and Linux and need to support Windows clients on your network, as well as anyone who needs to access the resources of a Windows network environment from a Unix client. Covering versions 2.0 and 3.0 of Samba, this new edition takes administrators from basic installation and configuration -- on both the client and server side - to subtle details of security, cross-platform compatibility, and resource discovery. The book also includes added support for Active Directory and other LDAP databases such as OpenLDAP, SWAT, a complete rewrite of printer coverage, and much more. It's a one-stop-shop to setting up an efficient and secure Samba server.