[ANNOUNCE] Samba 3.3.0pre1 Available for Download

Karolin Seeger ks at sernet.de
Tue Aug 26 10:35:22 GMT 2008


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Release Announcements
=====================

This is the first preview release of Samba 3.3.0.  This is *not*
intended for production environments and is designed for testing
purposes only.  Please report any defects via the Samba bug reporting
system at https://bugzilla.samba.org/.

Major enhancements in Samba 3.3.0 include:

 Configuration/installation:
 o Splitting of library directory into library directory and separate
   modules directory.

 File Serving:
 o Extended Cluster support.

 Winbind:
 o Simplyfied idmap configuration.
 o Added new parameter "winbind reconnect delay".

 Administrative tools:
 o The destination "all" of smbcontrol does now affect all running
   daemons including nmbd and winbindd.
 o New 'net rpc vampire keytab' and 'net rpc vampire ldif' commands.


Configure changes
=================

The configure option "--with-libdir" has been removed. The library
directory can still be specified by using the existing "--libdir" option.
A new option "--with-modulesdir" has been added to allow the specification
of a separate directory for the shared modules.


Winbind idmap backend changes
=============================

The idmap configuration has changed with version 3.3 to something that
allows a smoother upgrade path from pre-3.0.25 configurations that use
"idmap backend". The reason for this change is that to many, also to Samba
developers, the 3.0.25 style configuration with "idmap config" turned out
to be very complex. Version 3.3 no longer deprecates the "idmap backend"
parameter, instead with "idmap backend" the default idmap backend is
specified.

Accordingly, the "idmap config <domain> : default = yes" setting is no
longer being looked at. As another simplification, there can be only one
allocating backend.

The alloc backend defaults to the default backend, which should be able to
allocate IDs. In the default distribution the tdb and ldap backends can
allocate, the ad and rid backends can not. The idmap alloc range is now
being set with the "old" parameters "idmap uid" and "idmap gid".

The "idmap domains" parameter has been removed.


winbind reconnect delay
=======================

This is a new parameter which specifies the number of seconds the Winbind
daemon will wait between attempts to contact a Domain controller for a domain
that is determined to be down or not contactable.


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Changes
#######

smb.conf changes
- ----------------

    Parameter Name                      Description     Default
    --------------                      -----------     -------
    idmap domains			Removed
    init logon delayed hosts		New		""
    init logon delay			New		100
    winbind reconnect delay		New		30


Commit Highlights:
- ------------------

o   Michael Adam <obnox at samba.org>
    * Remove configure option "--with-libdir" and add
      "--with-modulesdir".
    * Add "net rpc vampire keytab" and "net rpc vampire ldif".


o   Jeremy Allison <jra at samba.org>
    * Add new "winbind reconnect delay" parameter.
    * Make the change to smbcontrol for "all" to mean broadcast,
      and "smbd" to mean the main smb daemon.


o   Guenther Deschner <gd at samba.org>
    * BUG 5710: Fix changing of machine account passwords.


o   Volker Lendecke <vl at samba.org>
    * Rework of the Winbind idmap backend.


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Download Details
================

The uncompressed tarballs and patch files have been signed
using GnuPG (ID 6568B7EA).  The source code can be downloaded
from:

        http://download.samba.org/samba/ftp/pre/

The release notes are available online at:

        http://www.samba.org/samba/ftp/pre/WHATSNEW-3-3-0pre1.txt

Binary packages will be made available on a volunteer basis from

        http://download.samba.org/samba/ftp/Binary_Packages/

Our Code, Our Bugs, Our Responsibility.
(https://bugzilla.samba.org/)

                        --Enjoy
                        The Samba Team



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