sambaXP 2024 online!

The agenda for this year's sambaXP on April 17 and 18, 2024 is online. As already announced, the conference will take place digitally via Zoom. Participants can expect a variety of exciting presentations on the latest developments in the world of Samba. The online event is supported by long-standing sponsors Google and Microsoft. Microsoft is also taking part with an interoperability track.

A small insight into the program:

  • ksmbd status update - Namjae Jeon (LGE / Samba Team)
  • Improving the network stack: progress on QUIC and SMB3.1.1 for Linux - Steven French (Microsoft / Samba Team)
  • POSIX identities out of OAuth2 identity providers: how to redesign SSSD and Samba? - Alexander Bokovoy & Andreas Schneider (Red Hat / Samba Team)
  • SMB and NFS compared - Volker Lendecke (SerNet / Samba Team)
  • File Sharing Test Suites Updates and Overview of SMB2 Dissectors on Wireshark - Obaro Ogbo & Adedeji Adeloye (Microsoft)
  • Bridging Worlds: Linux and Azure AD - David Mulder (SUSE)
  • Exchange Protocol 2024 update - Andrew Davidoff (Microsoft)

The detailed conference program can be found on the event page.

Participation in the conference is free of charge. Only a registration is required.

Webinars on April 16, 2024
On the day before the conference, three webinars will be offered on the topics of CTDB clusters, SAMBA on AIX and Samba as an Active Directory domain. Participation is also free of charge. Registration and more details can be found on

SerNet just released SAMBA+ 4.19.5. Packages for various SUSE and Red Hat platforms as well as for Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu and AIX are
available now.

These packages address several issues, which are listed in the release notes:

SAMBA+ packages are available as software subscriptions and can be purchased in the SAMBA+ shop. Detailed information and prices can be found at (currency: USD) or (currency: EUR). The new SAMBA+ packages are included in the existing subscriptions. If you have any further questions or would like to request a quote, please feel free to contact us.

SAMBA+ version 4.18.10 is now available. The SAMBA+ update has been rolled out for a wide range of platforms including SUSE, Red Hat, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu, and AIX.

SAMBA+ 4.18.10 introduces several enhancements and patches. For detailed overview , please consult the official release notes available through the following link: Samba 4.18.10 Release History.

We encourage all users to update to the latest version to take advantage of improvements it offers. For further details regarding this release or for assistance covered by our Samba Support Budgets, please reach out to our Samba team.

SAMBA+ is developed and maintained by SerNet and offers both: an advanced Identity and Access Management (IAM) solution for Microsoft's Active Directory alongside a high-performance SMB server. With extensive cluster support options including Ceph, GlusterFS, Spectrum Scale, and more, SAMBA+ sets the standard for enterprise-grade file sharing and network management. Available for Enterprise Linux and IBM AIX, SAMBA+ comes as a software subscription complete with a wide range of support options, including round-the-clock service level agreements (SLA) across all time zones. With over 25 years of supporting open source Samba, SerNet has established a prestigious track record, serving OEM customers and end-users from startups to Fortune 500 companies.

SAMBA+ version 4.19.4 is available for download. SerNet released packages for various SUSE and Red Hat platforms as well as for Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu and AIX.

SAMBA+ 4.19.4 comes with an array of enhancements and bug fixes aimed at improving performance and stability across all supported platforms. Changes are listed in the release notes:

On April 16, 2024, the traditional webinar day will take place as part of sambaXP (April 17 and 18), organized by SerNet, and offers Samba enthusiasts a unique opportunity to learn about Samba and exchange ideas with experts. This year, three webinars on various Samba topics will be offered via Zoom. Author Stefan Kania will report on innovations to Function Level 2016, while SerNet AIX expert Björn Jacke will show how to set up Samba on AIX. Claudio J. Concepción Certad is a new addition. For the first time this year, he will be offering a webinar in Spanish.

The following webinars are available:

  • Making NFS clusters highly available with CTDB (in English)
    Lecturer: Stefan Kania
  • Setting up SAMBA on AIX and picking the low and the higher hanging fruits (in English)
    Lecturer: Björn Jacke (SerNet)
  • Cómo configurar un dominio Samba 4 de Active Directory (in Spanish)
    Lecturer: Claudio J. Concepción Certad

All detailed descriptions of the webinar content can be found on the event website Participation in the webinars is free of charge, only registration on the event page is required.

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