3.1 Samba Implementation Overview

Table 3-1 presents an overview of the tasks required to implement Samba on an OES 2 server, with links to relevant sections in this guide.

Table 3-1 Implementation Overview for Samba in OES 2


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1. Review Samba overview, caveats, and other information.

To avoid the unexpected, such as users being able to view the content of other users’ home directories, review the following sections before you install Samba:

2. Install the Novell Samba components on the server.

You can install Novell Samba components on your OES 2 server as part of the initial server installation, or you can add them later.

For more information, see Section 3.2, Installing the Novell Samba Components.

3. Create Samba users in eDirectory.

Network administrators create eDirectory users with the same usernames and passwords as the users have on their Windows workstations.

For more information, see Section 6.1, Creating eDirectory Users for Samba.

4. Create shares for the users to work in and grant the users access rights to the directories.

Users need to have access to the directories on the OES server where they can create and store data.

For more information, see Section 7.5, Typical Samba Configuration Scenarios.

5. Understand the access options available to users and communicate those options to them.

For more information, see Section 8.0, Using Samba in OES 2.