Samba 2.2.0 released !

Bruce Ferrell bferrell at
Tue Apr 17 21:21:33 GMT 2001

So... Are you actually gonna allow us to download it?  --


    You don't have permission to access /samba/ftp/samba-2.2.0.tar.gz on this

    Apache/1.3.9 Server at Port 80

:-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)

Jeremy Allison wrote:

> The Samba Team is pleased to announce a new major release of Samba,
> Samba 2.2.0.
> Samba 2.2.0 is available in source form from
> and all of our mirror sites.
> Binary packages will be available shortly for many popular platforms.
> Please check the main Web site or email announcements for details.
> If you have problems, or think you have found a bug please email
> a report to :
>         samba at
> The WHATSNEW.txt file follows.
> As always, any bugs are our responsibility,
> Regards,
>         The Samba Team.
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>               WHATS NEW IN Samba 2.2.0
>               ========================
> This is the official Samba 2.2.0 release. This version of Samba provides
> the following new features and enhancements.
> Integration between Windows oplocks and NFS file opens (IRIX and Linux
> 2.4 kernel only). This gives complete data and locking integrity between
> Windows and UNIX file access to the same data files.
> Ability to act as an authentication source for Windows 2000 clients as
> well as for NT4.x clients.
> Integration with the winbind daemon that provides a single
> sign on facility for UNIX servers in Windows 2000/NT4 networks
> driven by a Windows 2000/NT4 PDC. winbind is not included in
> this release, it currently must be obtained separately. We are
> committed to including winbind in a future Samba 2.2.x release.
> Support for native Windows 2000/NT4 printing RPCs. This includes
> support for automatic printer driver download.
> Support for server supported Access Control Lists (ACLs).
> This release contains support for the following filesystems:
>     Solaris 2.6+
>     SGI Irix
>     Linux Kernel with ACL patch from
>         Linux Kernel with XFS ACL support.
>         Caldera/SCO UnixWare
>         IBM AIX
>         FreeBSD (with external patch)
> Other platforms will be supported as resources are
> available to test and implement the encessary modules. If
> you are interested in writing the support for a particular
> ACL filesystem, please join the samba-technical mailing
> list and coordinate your efforts.
> On PAM (Pluggable Authentication Module) based systems - better debugging
> messages and encrypted password users now have access control verified via
> PAM - Note: Authentication still uses the encrypted password database.
> Rewritten internal locking semantics for more robustness.
> This release supports full 64 bit locking semantics on all
> (even 32 bit) platforms. SMB locks are mapped onto POSIX
> locks (32 bit or 64 bit) as the underlying system allows.
> Conversion of various internal flat data structures to use
> database records for increased performance and
> flexibility.
> Support for acting as a MS-DFS (Distributed File System) server.
> Support for manipulating Samba shares using Windows client tools
> (server manager). Per share security can be set using these tools
> and Samba will obey the access restrictions applied.
> Samba profiling support (see below).
> Compile time option for enabling a (Virtual file system) VFS layer
> to allow non-disk resources to be exported as Windows filesystems
> (such as databases etc.).
> The documentation in this release has been updated and converted
> from Yodl to DocBook 4.1. There are many new parameters since 2.0.7
> and some defaults have changed.
> Profiling support.
> ------------------
> Support for collection of profile information. A shared
> memory area has been created which contains counters for
> the number of calls to and the amount of time spent in
> various system calls and smb transactions. See the file
> profile.h for a complete listing of the information
> collected. Sample code for a samba pmda (collection agent
> for Performance Co-Pilot) has been included in the pcp
> directory.
> To enable the profile data collection code in samba, you
> must compile samba with profile support (run configure with
> the --with-profile option). On startup, collection of data
> is disabled. To begin collecting data use the smbcontrol
> program to turn on profiling (see the smbcontrol man page).
> Profile information collection can be enabled for all smbd
> processes or one or more selected processes. The profiling
> data collected is the aggragate for all processes that have
> profiling enabled.
> With samba compiled for profile data collection, you may see
> a very slight degradation in performance even with profiling
> collection turned off. On initial tests with NetBench on an
> SGI Origin 200 server, this degradation was not measureable
> with profile collection off compared to no profile collection
> compiled into samba.
> With count profile collection enabled on all clients, the
> degradation was less than 2%. With full profile collection
> enabled on all clients, the degradation was about 8.5%.
> =====================================================================
> If you think you have found a bug please email a report to :
>         samba at
> As always, all bugs are our responsibility.
> Regards,
>         The Samba Team.
> --
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> a self-assembly Space Shuttle with no instructions.
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