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The Samba Team at SerNet has just released the SAMBA+ 4.15.7 packages. They are available for various SUSE and Red Hat platforms as well as for Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu and AIX.

The update addresses several issues, which are listed in the release notes for Samba 4.15.7.

SAMBA+ packages are available as software subscription. They can be purchased at the SAMBA+ shop, detailed information and prices are listed at https://shop.samba.plus. The subscriptions are managed at our platform OPOSSO (https://oposso.samba.plus). Users can activate their subscriptions here and manage access credentials. The new SAMBA+ packages are included in existing subscriptions.


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From 31 May to 2 June 2022, SerNet will be hosting sambaXP for the 21st time – for the third time as a purely digital event. Another constant in this year's programme is a workshop by Stefan Kania. New is that the Samba expert and trainer will cover two topics at once: "Setting up GPOs with Samba" and "Disaster recovery of an Active Directory". A ticket for sambaXP is also free of charge this year, participation in the workshop can be booked independently. Tickets are available via the conference page at https://sambaxp.org.

Stefan Kania is, among other things, the author of the book "Samba 4: Das Handbuch für Administratoren" (Samba 4: The Manual for Administrators) and is a sought-after trainer for topics relating to Samba. He has been hosting the traditional workshop day for the sambaXP for many years. The participation in his workshop on 31 May 2022, 3:00 pm - 9:30 pm (CEST) costs 450.00 Euro.

Details about the contents of the workshop and everything needed for participation can also be found at https://sambaxp.org. It is also worth taking a look at the rest of the conference agenda: Numerous talks are planned for June, 1st & 2nd – each starting at 3 p.m. CEST – on topics such as "Samba in Containers & Kubernetes", Kerberos innovations, etc.

There will also be a number of presentations from the Samba team at SerNet GmbH:

  • Volker Lendecke: Symlink races for dummies and how to deal with them
  • Stefan Metzmacher: Kerberos/Authentication Updates in Samba
  • Björn Jacke: Installing and running Samba on AIX
  • Ralph Böhme: smbd, what's next?

Agenda for sambaXP 2022

The program for the 21st sambaXP from May 31 to June 2, 2022 is set. The Orga Committee has published the schedule for the event on the conference page at https://sambaxp.org. Tickets, which are free of charge, are also available there. The agenda is filled with exciting talks for developers and users.  Special thanks go to this year's sponsors GoogleMicrosoft and SerNet.

sambaXP will again be held purely virtually in 2022 in order to allow as many people as possible worldwide to participate. For this reason - and to take into account the different time zones - the presentations will each start at 3 pm (CEST).

The kick-off on May 31 belongs again to the traditional samba workshop by Stefan Kania. His tutorial (3 pm to 9:30 pm CEST) will cover the topics "Setting up GPOs with Samba" and "Disaster recovery of an Active Directory" at once. The actual conference will be opened by Jeremy Allison, chairman of sambaXP, and Ralph Böhme (team leader of SerNet's Samba team) on June 1st from 3 pm.

Talks from the Samba-Team at SerNet (as they appear in the program):

  • Volker Lendecke: Symlink races for dummies and how to deal with them
  • Stefan Metzmacher: Kerberos/Authentication Updates in Samba Stefan Metzmacher
  • Björn Jacke: Installing and running Samba on AIX
  • Ralph Böhme: smbd, what's next?

Detailed abstracts on all presentations can be found at https://sambaxp.org.


SAMBA+ 4.15.6 has just been released. Packages for various SUSE and Red Hat platforms as well as for Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu and AIX are available now.

These  updates address several issues, which are listed in the release notes for Samba 4.15.6.

Additionally the following issues are addressed in the SAMBA+ packages:

  • Bug 14865 regression: uncached logon on RODC always fails once

The previous intermediate 4.15.5 releases addressed the following issues:

  • Bug 14865: uncached logon on RODC always fails once
  • Bug 14984: changing the machine password against an RODC likely destroys the domain join
  • LDAP simple binds with non-cached users against RODCs (bugs 13879, 14641, 15001, 15003)
  • AD replication performance improvements: Reduce the security descriptor propagation time after the initial replication

SAMBA+ packages are available as software subscription. They can be purchased at the SAMBA+ shop, detailed information and prices are listed at https://shop.samba.plus. The subscriptions are managed at our platform OPOSSO (https://oposso.samba.plus). Users can activate their subscriptions here and manage access credentials. The new SAMBA+ packages are included in existing subscriptions.


sambaXP 2022

SerNet has two important pieces of news about sambaXP, which is scheduled to take place from 31 May to 2 June. First: Due to the still dynamic Corona situation, sambaXP will again happen online. This – our second announcement – makes participation free of charge, tickets can already be booked via the conference website https://sambaxp.org. The call for papers will run until the end of February – we will then publish the programme promptly.

The sambaXP 2022 is sponsored by Google, Microsoft and SerNet.


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