Samba Newshttp://news.samba.org/feed/Latest news and info on Samba and the Samba Teamen-usSamba 3.5.6 Available for Downloadhttp://news.samba.org/releases/3.5.6<p>This is the latest stable release of the Samba 3.5 series.</p> <p>The uncompressed tarballs and patch files have been signed using GnuPG (ID 6568B7EA). The source code can be <a href="http://samba.org/samba/ftp/stable/samba-3.5.6.tar.gz">downloaded now</a>. A <a href="http://samba.org/samba/ftp/patches/patch-3.5.5-3.5.6.diffs.gz">patch against Samba 3.5.5</a> is also available. See <a href="http://samba.org/samba/history/samba-3.5.6.html">the release notes for more info</a>.</p> Fri, 08 Oct 2010 17:13:00 -0000http://news.samba.org/releases/3.5.6Samba 4.0.0alpha13 availablehttp://news.samba.org/releases/4.0.0alpha13 <p>Samba 4 is the ambitious next version of the Samba suite that is being developed in parallel to the stable 3.0 series. The main emphasis in this branch is support for the Active Directory logon protocols used by Windows 2000 and above.</p> <p>Samba4 alpha13 follows on from the alpha release series we have been publishing since September 2007. Because various tarballs have been published claiming to be alpha 12 or following on from alpha 12 we have decided to call this release alpha 13, to prevent any possible confusion. </a> <p>Samba 4 is currently <b>not</b> yet in a state where it is usable in production environments. Note the WARNINGS section in the WHATSNEW file, which aims to document what should and should not work.</p> <p>The uncompressed tarball and patch files have been signed using Jelmer Vernooij's GnuPG keys (ID 1EEF5276 and D729A457). The source code can be <a href="http://samba.org/samba/ftp/samba4/samba-4.0.0alpha13.tar.gz">downloaded now</a>. See the <a href="http://lists.samba.org/archive/samba-technical/2010-September/073481.html">announcement</a> on the mailing list for more information.</p> Wed, 22 Sep 2010 03:15:00 -0000http://news.samba.org/releases/4.0.0alpha13Samba 3.5.5 Security Release Availablehttp://news.samba.org/releases/3.5.5<p>This is a security release to address <a href="http://www.samba.org/samba/security/CVE-2010-3069">CVE-2010-3069</a> (Buffer Overrun Vulnerability). Patches for all current releases are available on our <a href="http://www.samba.org/samba/security/">security page</a>.</p> <p>The uncompressed tarballs and patch files have been signed using GnuPG (ID 6568B7EA). The source code can be <a href="http://www.samba.org/samba/ftp/stable/samba-3.5.5.tar.gz">downloaded now</a>. See <a href="http://www.samba.org/samba/history/samba-3.5.5.html">the release notes for more info</a>.</p> Tue, 14 Sep 2010 17:46:00 -0000http://news.samba.org/releases/3.5.5Samba 3.4.9 Security Release Availablehttp://news.samba.org/releases/3.4.9<p>This is a security release to address <a href="http://www.samba.org/samba/security/CVE-2010-3069">CVE-2010-3069</a> (Buffer Overrun Vulnerability). Patches for all current releases are available on our <a href="http://www.samba.org/samba/security/">security page</a>.</p> <p>The uncompressed tarballs and patch files have been signed using GnuPG (ID 6568B7EA). The source code can be <a href="http://www.samba.org/samba/ftp/stable/samba-3.4.9.tar.gz">downloaded now</a>. See <a href="http://www.samba.org/samba/history/samba-3.4.9.html">the release notes for more info</a>.</p> Tue, 14 Sep 2010 17:44:00 -0000http://news.samba.org/releases/3.4.9Samba 3.3.14 Security Release Availablehttp://news.samba.org/releases/3.3.14<p>This is a security release to address <a href="http://www.samba.org/samba/security/CVE-2010-3069">CVE-2010-3069</a> (Buffer Overrun Vulnerability). Patches for all current releases are available on our <a href="http://www.samba.org/samba/security/">security page</a>.</p> <p>The uncompressed tarballs and patch files have been signed using GnuPG (ID 6568B7EA). The source code can be <a href="http://www.samba.org/samba/ftp/stable/samba-3.3.14.tar.gz">downloaded now</a>. See <a href="http://www.samba.org/samba/history/samba-3.3.14.html">the release notes for more info</a>.</p> Tue, 14 Sep 2010 17:42:00 -0000http://news.samba.org/releases/3.3.14Samba 3.6.0pre1 Available for Downloadhttp://news.samba.org/releases/3.6.0pre1<p>Samba 3.6.0pre1 is available for download. This is a preview of the next upgrade production release version of Samba. It is intended for <b>testing purposes only</b>. Please test and <a href="https://bugzilla.samba.org/">report any bugs that you find</a>. Please read the changes in the <a href="http://samba.org/samba/ftp/pre/WHATSNEW-3-6-0pre1.txt">Release Notes</a> for details on new features and difference in behavior from previous releases.</p> <p>The <a href="http://samba.org/samba/ftp/pre/samba-3.6.0pre1.tar.gz">Samba 3.6.0pre1 source code</a> can be downloaded now. The <a href="http://samba.org/samba/ftp/pre/samba-3.6.0pre1.tar.asc">GnuPG signature is for the <em>un</em>compressed tarball</a>. Precompiled packages will be made available on a volunteer basis and can be found in the <a href="http://samba.org/samba/ftp/Binary_Packages/">Binary_Packages download area</a>.</p> Wed, 28 Jul 2010 17:45:00 -0000http://news.samba.org/releases/3.6.0pre1Samba 3.5.4 Available for Downloadhttp://news.samba.org/releases/3.5.4<p>This is the latest stable release of the Samba 3.5 series.</p> <p>The uncompressed tarballs and patch files have been signed using GnuPG (ID 6568B7EA). The source code can be <a href="http://samba.org/samba/ftp/stable/samba-3.5.4.tar.gz">downloaded now</a>. A <a href="http://samba.org/samba/ftp/patches/patch-3.5.3-3.5.4.diffs.gz">patch against Samba 3.5.3</a> is also available. See <a href="http://samba.org/samba/history/samba-3.5.4.html">the release notes for more info</a>.</p> Wed, 23 Jun 2010 17:19:00 -0000http://news.samba.org/releases/3.5.4Samba 3.3.13 Security Release Availablehttp://news.samba.org/releases/3.3.13<p>This is a security release to address <a href="http://www.samba.org/samba/security/CVE-2010-2063">CVE-2010-2063</a>. Patches for all current releases are available on our <a href="http://www.samba.org/samba/security/">security page</a>.</p> <p>The uncompressed tarballs and patch files have been signed using GnuPG (ID 6568B7EA). The source code can be <a href="http://www.samba.org/samba/ftp/stable/samba-3.3.13.tar.gz">downloaded now</a>. See <a href="http://www.samba.org/samba/history/samba-3.3.13.html">the release notes for more info</a>.</p> Wed, 16 Jun 2010 16:58:00 -0000http://news.samba.org/releases/3.3.13Samba Team Blog #4http://news.samba.org/developers/Samba_Team_Blog_4<p><b>Web sites, Conferences and Coding</b></p> <p><i>"It takes nine months to create a Samba release, no matter how many engineers are working on it"</i></p>. <p>Check out the new look, updated <a href="http://samba.org">Samba.org</a> web site - complete with new logo ! We really like it as it meant we had an excuse to get new Samba Team t-shirts, and stickers for our laptops. Thanks to <a href="http://www.sernet.de/en/">SerNet</a> for taking care of our new 21st Century look.</p> <p>We recently held SambaXP - our annual get-together in Göttingen, Germany, as usual hosted very capably by SerNet.</p> <p>Many presentations were listened to, meetings were had, and fine German beer was drunk. Our friends the Microsoft SMB/SMB2 engineers attended again this year, and Tom Talpey from Microsoft announced a new project to design UNIX extensions for the SMB2 protocol. It will be hosted by Team member Chris Hertel's company, ubiqx Consulting, at <a href="http://unixsmb2.org">http://unixsmb2.org</a>.</p> <p>The slides from all the presentations will be available at <a href="http://sambaxp.org">http://sambaxp.org</a> shortly. If you didn't go, we missed you - and you should certainly make an effort to be there next year !</p> <p>We are still making great strides on Samba4, and creator of Samba Dr. Andrew Tridgell from IBM (just to be formal for once. Everyone still just calls him "tridge" :-) demonstrated two-way replication between a Microsoft Active Directory domain, and a Samba4 Domain. There is still much work to be done on the AD domain controller code, but we're starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel in getting to a "stable" 4.0 release. Maybe by SambaXP next year we'll have an exciting new announcement to make.</p> <p>In a Team meeting and after consultations with OEM's and Linux distributions we decided to move to a nine month period between major Samba releases instead of our previous six month release cycle. The strain of keeping to the six monthly cycle was too great on the release process, and nine months should give us a better balance between having time for feature development and time for testing of the Samba production release code.</p> <p>Plans for the merging of the existing file server (smbd) and authentication daemon code (winbindd) with the Active Directory code (samba) were made, and tridge demonstrated Samba4 printing using the source3 print code for the first time.</p> <p>Günther Deschner from Red Hat won the "code janitor of the year" award yet again, for his clean up of the old hand-marshalled RPC printing code, and was only just beaten to the post as the top code commit contributor into Samba by Stefan "the Machine" Metzmacher from SerNet.</p> <p>John Terpstra of Primastasys announced the clean up of the Samba.org <a href="http://samba.org/samba/support/">support page</a> as part of the new look for the web site. John will be ensuring all companies offering Samba support on the site are kept up to date for users to contact. Thanks for looking after that John.</p> <p>A couple of weeks after SambaXP Team members Chris Hertel (ubiqx), Steve French (IBM), Tim Prouty (Isilon) and Jeremy Allison (Google) met up at Microsoft to attend the Microsoft File Serving Plugfest. Lots of work on Samba's SMB2 implementation was done and tested with Microsoft's SMB2 test tools. Kerberos support was added, locking and oplock fixes went into the code. It is now feature complete and available for OEM's to begin testing SMB2-based products based on Samba. We'll move it out of "experimental" status by the 3.6.0 release, but after consultations with the Linux distributors won't turn on SMB2 by default until the release after to be a little conservative in changing the default file sharing code to a new protocol. Give us feedback on any bugs you find.</p> <p>The rate of Samba development is picking up. Tridge showed a slide at SambaXP that illustrated how Samba has one of the highest change rates of any Free Software/Open Source project in the world, even surpassing the mighty Linux kernel in check-in rate. Sometimes it's like riding a dragon, but as everyone knows, dragon riding is really fun :-).</p> Fri, 28 May 2010 20:19:00 -0000http://news.samba.org/developers/Samba_Team_Blog_4Samba 3.5.3 Available for Downloadhttp://news.samba.org/releases/3.5.3<p>This is the latest stable release of the Samba 3.5 series.</p> <p>The uncompressed tarballs and patch files have been signed using GnuPG (ID 6568B7EA). The source code can be <a href="http://samba.org/samba/ftp/stable/samba-3.5.3.tar.gz">downloaded now</a>. A <a href="http://samba.org/samba/ftp/patches/patch-3.5.2-3.5.3.diffs.gz">patch against Samba 3.5.2</a> is also available. See <a href="http://samba.org/samba/history/samba-3.5.3.html">the release notes for more info</a>.</p> Wed, 19 May 2010 14:55:00 -0000http://news.samba.org/releases/3.5.3