Samba 3.0.5rc1 Available for Download

Gerald (Jerry) Carter jerry at
Fri Jul 9 03:04:29 GMT 2004

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This is a release candidate snapshot of the Samba 3.0.5 code base and
should be considered for testing only.  A release candidate (RC) means
that we are close to the final, stable release and in provided for Quality
Assurance (QA) purposes. This release is *not* intended for production
servers.  Use at your own risk.

There have been several bug fixes since the 3.0.4 release that we feel are
important to make available to the Samba community for wider testings.

Common bugs fixed in 3.0.5rc1 include:

  o Corrupt workgroup names in nmbd's browse.dat.
  o Sharing violation errors commonly seen when opening
    when serving Microsoft Office documents from a Samba 
    file share.
  o Browsing problems caused by an apostrophe (') in the 
    computer's description field.
  o Problems creating special file types from UNIX CIFS 
    clients and enabling 'unix extensions'.

New features introduced in this release include:

  o Using a cups server other than localhost.
  o Maintaining the service principal entry in the system 
    keytab for integration with other kerberized services.
    Please refer to the 'use kerberos keytab' entry in 
    smb.conf(5).  When using the heimdal kerberos libraries,
    you must also specify the following in /etc/krb5.conf:
       default_keytab_name = FILE:/etc/krb5.keytab
  o Support for maintaining individual printer names
    stored separately from the printer's sharename.

The source code can be downloaded from:

The uncompressed tarball and patch file have been signed using GnuPG.  
Please read the instructions for verifying the tarball signature at

The Samba public key is available at

Links to binary packages can be found on the release announcement at

The release notes are also available in the same directory.

As always, all bugs are our responsibility.

                                    The Samba Team

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