[Samba] [Announce] Samba 4.10.0rc1 Available for Download
nopower at suse.com
Mon Jan 21 12:10:14 UTC 2019
On 21/01/2019 10:10, Anoop C S via samba-technical wrote:
> On Mon, 2019-01-21 at 09:44 +0100, Karolin Seeger via samba wrote:
>> Release Announcements
>> This is the first release candidate of Samba 4.10. 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/.
>> Samba 4.10 will be the next version of the Samba suite.
>> NEW FEATURES/CHANGES
>> GPO Improvements
>> A new 'samba-tool gpo export' command has been added that can export
>> set of Group Policy Objects from a domain in a generalised XML
>> A corresponding 'samba-tool gpo restore' command has been added to
>> rebuild the Group Policy Objects from the XML after generalization.
>> (The administrator needs to correct the values of XML entities
>> the backup and restore to account for the change in domain).
>> kdc prefork
>> The KDC now supports the pre-fork process model and worker processes
>> will be
>> forked for the KDC when the pre-fork process model is selected for
>> prefork 'prefork children'
>> The default value for this smdb.conf parameter has been increased
>> from 1 to
>> netlogon prefork
>> DCERPC now supports pre-forked NETLOGON processes. The netlogon
>> processes are
>> pre-forked when the prefork process model is selected for samba.
>> Offline domain backups
>> The 'samba-tool domain backup' command has been extended with a new
>> option. This safely creates a backup of the local DC's database
>> directly from
>> disk. The main benefits of an offline backup are it's quicker, it
>> stores more
>> database details (for forensic purposes), and the samba process does
>> not have
>> to be running when the backup is made. Refer to the samba-tool help
>> for more
>> details on using this command.
>> Group membership statistics
>> A new 'samba-tool group stats' command has been added. This provides
>> information about how the users are spread across groups in your
>> The 'samba-tool group list --verbose' command has also been updated
>> to include
>> the number of users in each group.
>> prefork process restart
>> The pre-fork process model now restarts failed processes. The delay
>> restart attempts is controlled by the "prefork backoff increment"
>> (default = 10)
>> and "prefork maximum backoff" (default = 120) smbd.conf
>> parameters. A linear
>> back off strategy is used with "prefork backoff increment" added to
>> delay between restart attempts up until it reaches "prefork maximum
>> Using the default sequence the restart delays (in seconds) are:
>> 0, 10, 20, ..., 120, 120, ...
>> standard process model
>> When using the standard process model samba forks a new process to
>> handle ldap
>> and netlogon connections. Samba now honours the 'max smbd processes'
>> parameter. The default value of 0, indicates there is no limit. The
>> is applied individually to netlogon and ldap. When the process limit
>> exceeded Samba drops new connections immediately.
>> python3 support
>> The version of python which is now the default for samba is python3.
>> 'configure' & 'make' will execute using python3. It is possible to
>> specify an additional python version with '--extra-python'
>> e.g. '--extra-python=/usr/bin/python2'. It should be noted that
>> support for
>> this option will be deprecated in a future release.
>> What if I need to build with python2? To build with python2 you
>> *must* set
>> the 'PYTHON' environent variable to override the python3 default for
>> 'configure' and 'make' steps.
>> 'PYTHON=python2 ./configure.developer'
>> 'PYTHON=python2 make'
>> Note: Support for python2 (with the exception of a build configured
>> 'PYTHON=python2 ./configure --disable-python' and built with
>> 'PYTHON=python2 make' will be deprecated in the next release.
> missing a closing parenthesis? Patch attached if its OK to consider
needs another reviewer (and to be honest I don't know do we need a bug
for the this non code update)
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