All talks for sambaXP 2022 welcome!

Update: Due to the ongoing Corona pandemic, the organising committee has decided to host the sambaXP 2022 again as a virtual event.

The call for papers for the 21st sambaXP has officially started! SerNet will host the annual meeting of the international samba community from May 31st to June 2nd 2022 at Hotel Freizeit In in Göttingen, Germany. Early Bird tickets for the conference are already available. Ticket bookings and more information about the CfP here:

Tickets for the conference (June 1 & 2, 2022) are available until February 28, 2022 at the early bird price of 399 Euro. After that, the regular price is 499 Euros. In addition, tutorials are being planned for May 31, about which we will provide information at a later date.  

As it stands now, the plan is for the conference to be held on-site again. The entire SerNet and Samba@SerNet team is looking forward to seeing everyone again in Göttingen. Nevertheless, we are continuously monitoring the situation and will re-decide if necessary depending on current developments.

Announcing sambaXP 2022

The SerNet organization team has set the date for sambaXP 2022. The event is scheduled for May 31st to June 2nd. It will be the 21st international Samba user and developer conference – and hopefully a chance to reunite in person again after a long time.

As for now, it is planned that the conference will again take place on site at the Hotel FreizeitIn in Göttingen, Germany. Updates on the sambaXP 2022 as well as the call for papers will be published on the conference website

The whole team looks forward to see everyone in Göttingen again.

Karolin Seeger opens sambaXP 2021

For the 20th time, sambaXP took place – and for the 2nd time, organizer SerNet hosted the event around the open source software Samba purely digitally. From May 4 to 6, 2021, participants from all over the world followed tutorials and a total of 24 presentations, and exchanged ideas remotely. The recordings are now online and can be viewed on the Samba YouTube channel. This year's sponsors again included Microsoft and Google.

The diverse program and interested attendees made for a rewarding event again in this 2nd Pandemic year. According to Nadine Dreymann, who is responsible for the organization of sambaXP on behalf of SerNet, 164 participants from 6 continents and a total of 30 countries registered for the virtual sambaXP. Dreymann also said, "Special thanks again to our sponsors Microsoft and Google, whose long-standing support contributes to the success." She states that Microsoft also added real value with the SMB Interoperability Lab (IO Lab), which was held in parallel with sambaXP for the first time.

Among the recordings of sambaXP 2021 are presentations by colleagues from SerNet's Samba team:

Additionally, the recording of the tutorial "Integrating SAMBA+ AIX into an existing AD domain" is available for watching (YouTube link: Björn Jacke, a long-time member of the international Samba team and SerNet's AIX expert, gives insights into SerNet's Samba packages for IBM's Unix operating system AIX.

For the coming year, Dreymann gives the outlook for a sambaXP 2022 at the traditional location in Göttingen: "We hope and very much look forward to the international Samba team and all interested parties meeting again in person, discussing with each other on site and also celebrating together."

For sambaXP 2021 Björn Jacke, longtime member of the international Samba Team and SerNet's AIX expert, has hosted a tutorial. We provide the recording of "Integrate SAMBA+ AIX in an existing AD domain" in our YouTube channel.

Play-Button AIX-Tutorial

SAMBA+ AIX are SerNet’s Samba packages for IBM's AIX Unix operating system. The packages have minimal dependencies on third-party libraries or other external package sources – but come with a lot of advantages and support a lot of features. Please have a look at the basics on our SAMBA+ AIX information page. Also, our team will be happy to help with any questions or to get more in-depth technical details on SAMBA+ AIX. Get in contact with them via mail to

In his sambaXP 2020 talk, Mairo Rufus presented his results from Googles Summer of code 2019. Mentored by Samba team member Aurélien Aptel, Rufus worked on improving smbcmp. He received his Master in Computer Science last year at Polytechnic Yaounde, Cameroon.


Smbcmp is a cli tool for making diffs between two pcap files containing SMB packets and rendering them using curses. For the first part of the project we had to make better diffs by using the pdml output of Tshark and for the second part we added a GUI and ported smbcmp to Windows.


About the "sambaXP 2020 Retrospective"

In this series we will present recordings of the sambaXP 2020 in the coming month. The 19th edition of the international conference on the open source software Samba took place from 26 - 28 May 2020 for the first time exclusively in digital form. Due to the changed event format and the use of an online conference platform, organizer SerNet is able to offer all talks as videos for viewing (link).


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