Samba is an Open Source/Free Software suite that has, since 1992, provided file and print services to all manner of SMB/CIFS clients, including the numerous versions of Microsoft Windows operating systems. Samba is freely available under the GNU General Public License.

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30 Jan 2005

Samba 3.0.21b Available for Download

This is the latest stable release of Samba. This is the version that production Samba servers should be running for all current bug-fixes. This release addresses several crash bugs in smbd and over 30 fixes for bugzilla reports. Please read the changes in this release.

The Samba 3.0.21b source code can be downloaded now. The GnuPG signature for the uncompressed tarball is also available. If you prefer to download just the diff from 3.0.21a to 3.0.21b, the patch file (gpg signature) is also available. Precompiled packages for Fedora Core 4, RedHat 9, AIX, Solaris, and SUSE platforms are available in the Binary_Packages download area. Packages for other platforms will be available shortly.

24 Jan 2006

Samba 4.0.0TP1 Available for Download

Samba 4 is the ambitious next version of the Samba suite that is being developed in parallel to the stable 3.0 series. The main emphasis in this branch is support for the Active Directory logon protocols used by Windows 2000 and above.

Samba 4 is currently not yet in a state where it is usable in production environments. Note the WARNINGS, and the STATUS file, which aims to document what should and should not work.

With 3 years of development under our belt since Tridge first proposed a new Virtual File System (VFS) layer for Samba3 (a project which eventually lead to our Active Directory efforts), it was felt that we should create something we could 'show off' to our users. This is a Technology Preview (TP), aimed at allowing users, managers and developers to see how we have progressed, and to invite feedback and support.

The uncompressed tarball and patch files have been signed using GnuPG (ID 1EEF5276). The source code can be downloaded now. See the release notes for more information.

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