Samba 3.0.8pre2 Available for Download
Gerald (Jerry) Carter
jerry at samba.org
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
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
* When performing local authentication, the username map is
applied to the login name before attempting to authenticate
* 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.
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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