The Samba copy file call flow

Richard Sharpe realrichardsharpe at
Sun May 4 13:47:14 MDT 2014

On Sun, May 4, 2014 at 1:50 AM, GongJinrong <jinronggong at> wrote:
> Thanks Brad, my installed samba is really old, I installed it by yum in
> CentOS 6.3, and now the yum version is updated to 3.6.9, I will update it,
> thanks a lots for your advice^^.


Even 3.6.9 is really old, and you should try to use something more
recent. The SerNet folks were making source and binary RPMs available
for more recent version of 3.6, so you should probably go with those
if you want to stick with a 3.6.x version, and installing their RPMs
is not so hard.

I notice that the latest there is from March in 2014 which is quite recent:

However, for Samba 4 you will need to register with them, as it says

Building an RPM from their source RPM is also not that hard,
especially as it seems you want to make some mods.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: samba-technical-bounces at
> [mailto:samba-technical-bounces at] On Behalf Of Brad Hards
> Sent: Sunday, May 04, 2014 2:30 PM
> To: samba-technical at
> Subject: Re: The Samba copy file call flow
> On Sun, 4 May 2014 02:15:21 PM GongJinrong wrote:
>>  my samba version is 3.5.10,
> This is almost three years old. Perhaps you could choose a newer version -
> I'd recommend the latest 4.1 release, but even 3.6.23 (if you really do not
> want to go to Samba 4) would be better - there are quite a few security
> fixes since
> 3.5.10 (see for the
> release).
> I don't know the details of the VFS question you are asking though.
> Brad

Richard Sharpe

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