"Server Replacement on a Shoe String Budget" Presentation from 2010

I offered a presentation at the 2010 ICCM conference about replacing a couple of servers during this past year. The arrived at configuration was very much a middle point between a normal server configuration at one end and a firmware / USB HDD server at the other end of the spectrum. I was able to deliver a very compact configuration that has low power consumption, yet runs standard Ubuntu Server Linux and has a 3ware RAID card to facilitate drive mirroring.

Using mount.cifs to mount a user's Home$ share of a Samba PDC

Though not widely talked about, I desired to access files on the Home$ share of a Samba server from my Linux workstation. I had never come up with the syntax to do so.

Using mount.cifs to do the mount, it turned out to be simply //server/userid and no trailing $ or anything special.

Obviously I made sure that userid was the same user that was authenticating to the PDC in the first place. I did not try accessing bar's Home$ share using the ID foo, for example.

"Samba 3 PDC for Windows Clients and Samba 3 Book Review" Presentation from 2007

I have presented Samba at several technical conferences over the years. Following are links to the slides and also supplemental zip file containing files used within the presentation.

The overall posture of the environment being prototyped within the presentation is of a workgroup having a Linux based server and Windows based workstations. Little needs to change in order to support Linux clients in the mix, though such details do not appear in this presentation.

Presentation in PDF format

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