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For the first time the Samba eXPerience 2020 will take place as a digital event. The 19th international conference around the OpenSource software Samba will be held from 26th - 28th May 2020 as an online event, sponsored by Google and Microsoft. The virtual participation is free of charge, registration is via https://sambaxp.org. Unfortunately, the planned IO-Lab has to be cancelled.

Due to the current COVID-19 situation and the resulting travel and assembly restrictions, the organizing committee has decided to realize a digital edition of sambaXP this year. The speakers will give their presentations live from their desks, so that participants can follow the conference from anywhere in the world via the Internet. Compared to the usual event format, the online event offers even more flexibility: simply switch between tracks running in parallel or follow two presentations simultaneously - no problem at all. The event is also recorded and will be available online at a later date.

The traditional tutorial by Stefan Kania will also be held as a webinar on the day before the conference (Tuesday, 25 May 2020). This year's topic: "Clustering with CTDB". There will be a fee of 50 Euro for participation. Booking is also possible via https://sambaxp.org.

The sambaXP is the annual meeting of the international Samba team with developers, users, manufacturers and system houses from the Samba ecosystem, which has been held annually since 2002. Questions arising from the change in the event format, among other things, will be answered by the organizing committee on the conference website at https://sambaxp.org.

The organizing committee is also available to answer any questions at loc@remove-this.sambaXP.org.


SAMBA+ 4.12.2, 4.11.8 and 4.10.15 packages have just been released by SerNet. These are important security releases, please update affected systems as soon as possible. The packages are available for various SUSE and Red Hat platforms as well as for Debian GNU/Linux and Ubuntu.

The packages address the following issues:

  • CVE-2020-10700: Use-after-free in Samba AD DC LDAP Server with ASQ

    A client combining the 'ASQ' and 'Paged Results' LDAP controls can cause a use-after-free in Samba's AD DC LDAP server.

  • CVE-2020-10704: LDAP Denial of Service (stack overflow) in Samba AD DC

    A deeply nested filter in an un-authenticated LDAP search can exhaust the LDAP server's stack memory causing a SIGSEGV.

Also, SAMBA+ Long Term Support packages for the SAMBA+ LTS 4.9, 4.8 and 4.7 release series including the fix for CVE-2020-10704 are available now. These Samba versions are not affected by CVE-2020-10700.

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+ 4.12.1 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 latest stable release of the Samba 4.12 release series. Please see the release notes for more details.

With the release of Samba 4.12 the Samba 4.9 release series has upstream been marked as discontinued. SAMBA+ 4.9 will be continued as SAMBA+ LTS.
SAMBA+ LTS 4.6 will not receive any further updates. Please update to a more recent version of SAMBA+. For an overview of the currently supported SAMBA+ LTS versions, please see https://oposso.samba.plus/how_to_lts.php

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+ 4.12.0 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.


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