Samba

Why customers choose SAMBA+


A variety of features are built into SAMBA+ that differs them from the original Samba packages that come with the various Linux flavors:

  • SAMBA+ packages originate from one source package and are subject to the same quality assurance. By this "one source policy" SAMBA+ behaves almost identical across different platforms. This is why SAMBA+ is a lot easier to deploy, configure and maintain. Other Samba packages shipped directly with Debian, RHEL or others deviate in age the most, but also in feature sets and interoperability.

  • SAMBA+ is always the newest Samba for Enterprise Linux. A week after Samba.TEAM releases a new version of Samba, SerNet publishes SAMBA+ for all respective platforms: Debian, Ubuntu, RHEL, CentOS, SLES, openSUSE, Leap. All sources under maintenance at Samba.TEAM are also available as SAMBA+ packages for current Linux versions, even older versions no longer supported by their distribution.

  • SAMBA+ introduces an AD domain controller to RHEL and SLES. Samba packages provided by Red Hat do not support a domain controller setup in RHEL. The same applies to SLES, which can be enabled to be an AD domain controller with SAMBA+.
  • SAMBA+ supports most recent Active Directory features in mixed environments. Active Directory is the most important authentication and identity management system in Windows networks. Other directory services based on LDAP are supported as well and Red Hat's SSSD or FreeIPA.

  • SAMBA+ servers can work as a cluster. Support for GlusterFS and GPFS support is built in. GlusterFS is an OpenSource scale-out network-attached storage file system, and GPFS is IBM's proprietary clustered file system.

  • SAMBA+ is compiled from source with respect to stability and performance. Over 20 years of experience with Samba makes SerNet the most experienced Samba company world wide. SAMBA+ is the right choice for an SMB stack in productive environments.

  • SAMBA+ provides security fixed packages by the same day. When Samba.TEAM provides security patches, Linux distros usually provide new packages within a few days. SAMBA+ packages are updated the same day when security flaws become public, eg. Badlock or SambaCry.

Appliance vendors and cloud service providers may also consider to integrate Samba as SMB / CIFS stack into their products and services. Read about good reasons to do so on SAMBA+ OEM.

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Latest News

2017-07-12

SAMBA+ Security Releases: 4.6.6, 4.5.12 and 4.4.15 packages available

SAMBA+ 4.6.6, 4.5.12 and 4.4.15 have just been released. These are important security releases, which address CVE-2017-11103: Orpheus' Lyre mutual authentication validation bypass

Updates for the new SAMBA+ 4.7 preview packages will follow. Please note that SAMBA+ preview packages are intended for test purposes only.

Have a look at the SAMBA+ News section for more information.

2017-07-06

New SAMBA+ version 4.5.11 and package updates for 4.6.5

SAMBA+ 4.5.11 and new sets of 4.6.5 packages have just been released. Packages for various SUSE and Red Hat platforms as well as for Debian GNU/Linux and Ubuntu are available now.

Have a look at the SAMBA+ News section for more information.