I just want to say a big "I'm Sorry" to all those who tried to
download Using Samba in HTML from my FTP site today. It is
currently unavailable, pending my finding new FTP space.
If you know of anyone who would like to provide free FTP
space for Using Samba, please let me know! It's less
than 3 MB total.
The story is:
After uploading a .tar.gz and .zip version of Using Samba,
I announced its availability here, in the comp.os.linux.announce
mailing list. It was late at night, and I went to sleep.
I woke up with a splitting headache (my first clue that something
was terribly wrong) and retrieved my email to find many messages
from people who were getting "access denied" errors from the
FTP server. A few noticed that the permissions on my FTP
directory were set to 000. What a wonderful way to start the day.
I contacted my ISP, and was told that the site had been turned
off because I had put "copyrighted material" there! I wrote
back, and told them that yes, it's copyrighted under an open
content license, and everything was legit. The result of
that was that the directory got the permissions back, but
Using Samba had been deleted. They said that the other reason
they had denied access was that they observed heavy downloading
activity, which they did not want to support. (Apparently,
they have not noticed that it's possible to configure wu-ftp
to limit the number of FTP logins. Sigh.)
So that's where things are at right now. If you managed to
get a download, and can supply it to others, please do.
And once again, I'll be very happy to hear from anyone who
can supply FTP space at no charge. The sedona.net admins
said they noticed up to 40 concurrent downloads, so that will
give you a rough idea of the initial demand (which I suppose
would be short-lived at that level.)
So once again, many apologies from me, even if the sedona.net
admins cannot admit to their imperfections. And thanks very
much for your patience on this one!
- Jay Ts
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> An enhanced and easily-downloaded HTML version
> of O'Reilly's Open Content book "Using Samba"
> (tarred and gzipped, for Unix)
> (zip format for Windows)
>Also available from my website, at:
>- packaged for ease of downloading and installation
>- typographical errors fixed:
> improper vertical and horizontal whitespace that
> mangled text, as well as other errors apparently
> resulting from machine translation(?).
>- enhanced/fixed hypertext linking:
> + more detailed table of contents
> + interlinking among chapters
>If you find any errors, please report them!