After working with Samba for about 3/4 year I am still having a feeling that the
information in HOWTO is desperately scattered around. The user has to read the
whole HOWTO to understand a single thing. A normal person forgets the beginning
earlier than reaches the end of the HOWTO because the HOWTO is long.
I'm sorry, but that's the way the howto is supposed to be. There are
a lot of things in Samba that can be configured and the HOWTO covers them all.
If you want a guide describing how to set up a specific configuration from
the start, use the By Example Guide.