Software Update: Samba 3.0.21 RC2

The developers of Samba are busy and the second release candidate of version 3.0.21 is already on the shelves. Samba runs on Linux servers, among others, and is able to provide file and/or printer services to Windows clients. For the documentation about the how and what of Samba you can take a look at this page. The release notes look like this:

This is a release candidate of the 3.0.21 code base and is provided for testing purposes only. While this snapshot is *not* intended for production servers, we do believe that this will become the 3.0.21 final release. Your testing and feedback is greatly appreciated.

Common bugs fixed in 3.0.21 include:

  • Missing groups in a user’s token when logging in via kerberos
  • Incompatibilities with newer MS Windows hotfixes and embedded OS platforms
  • Portability and crash bugs.
  • Performance issues in winbindd.

New features introduced in Samba 3.0.21 include:

  • Complete NTLMv2 support by consolidating authentication mechanism used at the CIFS and RPC layers.
  • The capability to manage Unix services using the Win32 Service Control API.
  • The capability to view external Unix log files via the Microsoft Event Viewer.
  • New libmsrpc share library for application developers.
  • Rewrite of CIFS oplock implementation.
  • Performance Counter external daemon.
  • Winbindd auto-detection query methods when communicating with a domain controller.

Version number 3.0.21 RC2
Operating systems Linux, BSD, macOS, Solaris
Website Samba
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License type Prerequisites (GNU/BSD/etc.)