[Announce] Samba 3.6.0rc1 Available for Download

Michael Wood esiotrot at gmail.com
Tue May 17 07:54:12 MDT 2011


On 17 May 2011 11:49, Karolin Seeger <kseeger at samba.org> wrote:
> Release Announcements
> ---------------------
> This is the first release candidate of Samba 3.6.0.  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 3.6.0 include:
> Endpoint Mapper
> ---------------
> As Microsoft is more and more relying on endpoint mapper and we didn't have a
> complete implementation we decided to create an instance for Samba. The
> endpoint mapper is like a DNS server but for ports. If you want to talk to a
> certain RPC service over TCP/IP, you just ask the endpoint mapper on which
> port it is running. Then you can connect to the service and make sure that it
> is running.
> The code is deactivated by default, because it needs more testing and it
> doesn't scale yet. We will work on these limitations and hopefully release it
> with pre3. If you want to enable and test the endpoint mapper you can set
> "rpc_server:epmapper = daemon" in the smb.conf file.

Since pre3 has come and gone, perhaps this note should be updated?

Michael Wood <esiotrot at gmail.com>

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