Samba 3.0.12pre1 Available for Download
Gerald (Jerry) Carter
jerry at samba.org
Fri Feb 25 18:15:47 GMT 2005
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This is a preview release of the Samba 3.0.12 code base and
is provided for testing only. This release is *not* intended
for production servers. However, there have been several bug
fixes and new features added since 3.0.11 that we feel are
important to make available to the Samba community for wider
Common bugs fixed in 3.0.12pre1 include:
~ o Winbind failures when using 'disable netbios = yes'
~ o Failure to establish a trust relationship via 'net rpc
~ trust establish'
~ o Various portability & compiler issues.
~ o Read only file deletion failure caused by new delete
~ semantics in Windows XP SP2 and the MS 04-044 security
Additional features introduced in Samba 3.0.12pre1:
~ o Performance enhancements when serving directories
~ containing large number of files.
~ o MS-DFS support added to smbclient.
~ o More performance improvements when using Samba/OpenLDAP
~ based DC's via the 'ldapsam:trusted=yes' option.
Large Directory Support
Samba 3.0.12pre1 introduces a specific mechanism for dealing
with file services that frequently contain a large number of
files per directory. Historically Samba's performance has
suffered in such environments due to the translation from case
insensitive lookups by Windows client to the case sensitive
storage mechanisms used by UNIX filesystems.
Configuration details along with a short HOWTO can be found at:
The uncompressed tarball and patch file have been signed
using GnuPG (ID F17F9772). The source code and release notes
can be downloaded from:
Binary packages are available at
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