Samba 3.0.8pre2 Available for Download

Gerald (Jerry) Carter jerry at
Tue Oct 26 18:32:23 GMT 2004

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This is a preview release of the Samba 3.0.8 code base. It 
is *not* intended for production use but rather is provided to 
allow people to test the bug fixes and new features in the 
upcoming 3.0.8 release.  Use at your own risk.

Common bugs fixed in 3.0.8pre2 include:

  o Several bugs in the spoolss printing code.
  o Inconsistencies in the username map functionality
    when configured on domain member servers.
  o Various compile warnings and errors on various platforms.

New features included in the 3.0.8pre1 release are:

  o New experimental idmap backend for assigning uids/gids
    directly based on the user/group RID when acting as a
    member of single domain without any trusts.
  o Additional printer migration support for XP/2003 platforms.

Change in Username Map
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Previous Samba releases would only support reading the fully qualified
username (e.g. DOMAIN\user) from the username map when performing a
kerberos login from a client.  However, when looking up a map
entry for a user authenticated by NTLM[SSP], only the login name would be
used for matches.  This resulted in inconsistent behavior sometimes
even on the same server.

Samba 3.0.8pre2 obeys the following rules when applying the username
map functionality:

  * When performing local authentication, the username map is
    applied to the login name before attempting to authenticate
    the connection.
  * When relying upon a external domain controller for validating
    authentication requests, smbd will apply the username map
    to the fully qualified username (i.e. DOMAIN\user) only
    after the user has been successfully authenticated.

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The source code can be downloaded from :

The uncompressed tarball and patch file have been signed using GnuPG.
The new Samba public key is available at

The release notes are also available on-line at

Our Code, Our Bugs, Our Responsibility.

       The Samba Team

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