Blog

SAMBA+ 4.12.0 has just been released. Packages for various SUSE and Red Hat platforms as well as for Debian GNU/Linux and Ubuntu are available now.

This is the first stable release of the Samba 4.12 release series. Please read the release notes carefully before upgrading.

SAMBA+ now provides native systemd support. The init scripts have been removed from most packages, except RHEL 6 and SLES 11. The desired Samba start mode can still be configured in the /etc/default/sernet-samba service configuration file. The SAMBA_RESTART_ON_UPDATE parameter is ignored by the systemd services. The services will be restarted after update.

Support for multicast DNS is now enabled. Samba can announce itself in combination with the Avahi daemon. This behavior can be controlled with the "multicast dns register" smb.conf option. Samba shares which use the fruit VFS module for enhanced OS X interoperability with enabled Time Machine support will also be registered.

Samba 4.12 raises the minimum requirement for Python to Python 3.5. Due to this requirement SAMBA+ 4.12.0 does not provide the AD DC functionality for SLES12 for now.

SAMBA+ packages and all later versions 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.


SAMBA+ 4.10.14 packages have just been released by SerNet. The packages are available for various SUSE and Red Hat platforms as well as for Debian GNU/Linux and Ubuntu.

For details, please see the release notes.

SAMBA+ packages and all later versions 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.


SAMBA+ 4.11.7 has just been released. Packages for various SUSE and Red Hat platforms as well as for Debian GNU/Linux and Ubuntu are available now.

For details, please see the release notes.

SAMBA+ packages and all later versions 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.


Logo CLT 2020

Update: Event cancelled.

SerNet GmbH will be at this year's Chemnitzer Linux-Tage (CLT 2020) on March 14th and 15th. SerNet's Samba team will be presenting the open source project Samba and the in-house software packages SAMBA+ in the "Linux Live" exhibitor area (booth no. 33, link to hall plan).

Among others, Samba release manager Karolin Seeger, SerNet co-founder Volker Lendecke and Björn Jacke will be present in Chemnitz. All of them are not only long-standing colleagues of SerNet but also of the international Samba team and are looking forward to questions, discussions and suggestions.


Logo Vault 2020

Volker Lendecke will give a talk on "Implementing SMB Semantics in a Linux Cluster" at Vault '20, the Linux Storage and Filesystems Conference on February 24–25, 2020, in Santa Clara, CA/USA. Lendecke is SerNet co-founder and long-time Samba Team member.

The talk is scheduled onTuesday, 2:30 pm–3:00 pm. From the abstract:

"To implement the SMB protocol, Samba has to implement semantics that are not covered by the Linux kernel API. The protocol element to mention here are the concept of share modes and leases, similar to NFSv4 share reservations and delegations. To implement those, Samba has to maintain data structures in user space and keep those consistent across cluster nodes. One of those data structures is a central table containing SMB-level information about all file open instances.

This talk will describe the semantics to be implemented, the challenges for clustered implementations of the SMB protocol and approaches by the Samba Team to make this scale well across nodes."


Newsletter

SerNet's Samba newsletter informs you about all important developments and events with its main focus on new packages.

+ subscribe to Newsletter

SAMBA+ Shop

Buy and manage software subscriptions. SAMBA+ subscriptions are available for one, two and three years at the SAMBA+ shop.

+ visit the shop

Deutsche SpracheEnglish languageLangue française