[Announce] Samba 3.6.16 Available for Download

Rowland Penny repenny241155 at gmail.com
Mon Jun 24 04:34:51 MDT 2013

I don't think that a 4.0.6 file server is any different from an S3
fileserver, it is the same code, isn't it?
The problem at the moment is that all the S4 packages available seem to be
broken to some extent or other. This needs to be sorted out sooner rather
than later or Samba will have to do an XP and extend the maintenance of 3.6.

I personally have given up using 3.6 and only use 4.0.6, both for the
server and clients.


On 24 June 2013 10:45, steve <steve at steve-ss.com> wrote:

> On Wed, 2013-06-19 at 11:10 +0100, Rowland Penny wrote:
> > Hi Steve, but what you have to remember is that 4.1 is planned for
> > release in september 2013, if release planning sticks to schedule then
> > 9 months later in june 2014 i.e 12 months from now, 4.2 should be
> > released at which point 3.6 will be discontinued.
> >
> > Rowland
> Hi
> OK, I can understand that but what doesn't make sense is that those who
> use separate DC's and fileservers chooose 4.0.6 and 3.6.x respectively
> and almost exclusively. If 4.0.6 is the latest stable version, then why
> not go with 4.0.6 for the DC and 4.0.6 file server? What does the 3
> series have that the 4 series doesn't that makes it a better file
> server?
> Cheers,
> Steve

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