This section of Samba-3 by Example provides example network configurations that can be copied, or modified as needed, and deployed as-is.
Best use can be made of this book by finding in this section the network design and layout that best approximates your estimated needs. It is recommended that you will implement the design pattern exactly as it appears, then after the installation has been proven to work make any changes or modifications needed at your site.
The examples have been tested with Red Hat Fedora Core 2, Novell SUSE Linux Professional 9.3 and Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 9. The principals of implementation apply to all Linux and UNIX systems in general, though some system files and tools will be different and the location of some Samba file locations will be different since these are determined by the person who packages Samba for each platform.
If you are deploying Samba is a mission-critical environment, or if you simply want to save time and get your Samba network operational with minimal fuss, there is the option to purchase commercial, professional, Samba support. Information regarding commercial support options may be obtained from the commercial support pages from the Samba web site.