Which Samba (CIFS ?) For HPUX 11.00 ?

eric roseme eroseme at emonster.rose.hp.com
Tue Oct 25 22:21:22 GMT 2005

Hi Nick,

This topic should be on samba at lists.samba.org - not technical.  I'll 
give you a brief overview, and any followup send to me directly.

HP-CIFS Server for 11.0 is based upon Samba 2.2.12.  Support for 11.0 
ends there - at 2.2.12.  Go to:


If you want to continue on 11.0, HP posts 3.0.14a Opensource binaries to 
Samba.org, but they are not supported by HP.  The Opensource binaries 
will eventually be upgraded to 3.0.20a, but  we do not guarantee when. 
Of course, you are free to build your own. Samba binaries for HP-UX can 
also be loaded from:


There was a topic earlier today and last week about 11.0, 3.0.14a, and 
prerequisite Opensource libraries.  See:


HP-UX 11iv1 and 11iv2 are a different story.  Email me directly (from cc 
list) for more information.

Eric Roseme

Boyce, Nick wrote:

> [Sorry to bother everyone with this - it just seemed like I probably
> need to reach any HP staff we have here on the list - everybody else
> just press Delete]
> I've just inherited the sysadmin role for an HPUX 11.00 / PA-RISC
> machine, which is running Samba 2.2.8a (!) but not very well - they want
> me to sort Samba out .... and I'm wondering:  which is the "best" Samba
> for such a system ?
> The last time I admin'd HPUX was at 10.20, but I'm aware that HP were
> going to create an official supported product for HPUX 11.x, based on
> Samba and called "CIFS".  I've surfed around *.hp.com but all I can find
> are highly general product descriptions, and faqs - nothing definite
> about CIFS, or what Samba version it might be based on.
> I note that http://us4.samba.org/samba/ftp/Binary_Packages/hp/ only has
> 3.0.14a as the latest binary, and I know you guys have fixed an ocean of
> things since then.
> Is CIFS the "best" Samba for HPUX, or would a vanilla 3.0.20b be better
> ?
> If best=CIFS, where can I get it ?
> Is there a downloadable CIFS that keeps up-to-date with the latest Samba
> V3 ?
> Thanks - sorry for the interruption - reply off-list if this is too OT
> ... or tell me I should use samba at lists instead
>>Nick Boyce
>>EDS Central & Ireland ADU (UKIA)

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