New release series: SAMBA+ 4.18.0 available now

SAMBA+ 4.18.0 has just been released by SerNet's Samba team. Packages for various SUSE and Red Hat platforms as well as for Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu and AIX are available now.

This is the first stable SAMBA+ release of the new Samba 4.18 release series. Please make sure to test thoroughly before upgrading and read the release notes carefully! The release notes, which contain information about changes and new features of the new major release, are available here: 

This release additionally includes patches to 

  • solve an issue with restoring from snapshots (previous versions), 
  • fix the directory name case normalization, when the combination of the following smb.conf options is set: 
    case sensitive = yes 
    preserve case = no 
    short preserve case = no 

With the new 4.18 release, Samba 4.17 has been turned into the "maintenance mode" and Samba 4.16 into the "security fixes only mode".  Samba 4.15 will probably not receive any updates beyond this point. The SAMBA+ 4.15 repositories will be disabled soon. Please update to a recent version of SAMBA+. 

Details on upgrading can be found in the SAMBA+ HowTo collection.

The following Linux versions will no longer be provided with up-to-date SAMBA+: 

  • RHEL 6 
  • CentOS 6 
  • Oracle Linux 6 
  • SLES 11 
  • SLES 12 
  • openSUSE 11.1 
  • openSUSE 13.2 
  • openSUSE Leap 42 

If you need SAMBA+ for any of the now unsupported operating systems, please contact us directly by mail or phone

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