marco.frattola at cubecom.it
Wed Apr 26 06:57:10 GMT 2000
penso che ti/ci possainteressare, soprattuto il fatto che la versione html
del libro sia disponibile con il prg GRATUITAMENTE
Marco Frattola (???) -
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> Subject: Samba 2.0.7 released
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> The Samba Team is pleased to announce Samba 2.0.7.
> This is the latest stable release of Samba. This is the
> version that all production Samba servers should be running
> for all current bug-fixes. This version has been tested
> against Windows 2000 and has no *known* issues with that
> release of Windows.
> It may be fetched via ftp from :
> Or just follow the link on the main page of
> your nearest http://samba.org mirror.
> Binary packages for supported systems will be made available
> within a short time. A separate announcement will be made
> for the release of these packages.
> Offers of binary Samba packages for various systems are=20
> welcome and should be sent to samba at samba.org.
> If you have problems, or think you have found a bug please email=20
> a report to :
> samba at samba.org
> As always, all bugs are our responsibility.
> Without further ado, here are the release notes.
> The Samba Team.
> WHATS NEW IN Samba 2.0.7
> This is the latest stable release of Samba. This is the
> version that all production Samba servers should be running
> for all current bug-fixes.
> New Documentation in 2.0.7
> O'Reilly and Associates have donated their book "Using Samba"
> to the Samba community to be updated in a collaberative way
> along with the Samba software. Starting with this release the
> html of "Using Samba" will be distributed with the Samba software
> as the online documentation for Samba. Bug fixes for the book
> are encouraged as is new material. Please help us make this
> documentation the best it can be for Samba !
> SWAT (Samba Web Administration Tool) has been updated to
> add a link to the full text of "Using Samba" from the start
> Note that this does not mean that the other documentation
> (man pages especially) are being abandoned. The Samba Team
> is still committed to updating and improving *all* the=20
> documentation shipped with Samba.
> Also, as the source code for the book is moved into a more
> manageable format (not raw HTML) we are committed to making
> it available for editing by all interested parties. The
> current situation of only shipping HTML with the Samba software
> is a first attempt at getting this documentation integrated
> with the Samba software and should not be regarded as the only
> way in which this material will be made available (it was just
> the quickest way to get the book integrated into 2.0.7 :-).
> Windows 2000 Issues
> This version of Samba has been tested with Windows 2000 and
> the five known incompatibilities with Windows 2000 have been
> fixed. See the "Changes in 2.0.7" list below for details.
> New/Changed parameters in 2.0.7
> There is a new option to the autoconf "./configure" script.
> This is the "--with-utmp" (and attendant "--without-utmp")
> option. Running configure with this option will cause smbd
> to attempt to use utmp accounting for users who log on and
> log off to the Samba server.
> There are 5 new parameters in the smb.conf file.
> utmp dir
> utmp hostname
> utmp consolidate
> wtmp directory
> These parameters are only available if the "--with-utmp"
> option was selected at configure time. The yes/no option "utmp"
> specifies whether utmp records should be recorded on user
> logon/logoff. It defaults to "no". The "utmp dir" and "wtmp dir"
> are string parameters specifying pathnames to the directories
> the utmp/wtmp file databases. See the smb.conf man page for
> more detail=
> inherit permissions
> This boolean parameter causes newly created files and directories
> to inherit their initial permissions from their parent directory.
> This can be very useful in propagating such things as the set-group
> bit in directory heirarchies. See the smb.conf man page for more
> write cache size
> This integer parameter specifies (in bytes) the size of a user level
> per-file write cache that smbd will create for an oplocked file. This
> can improve performance significantly for writing files by causing
> writes to be done in large chunk sizes. If this parameter is set (it
> defaults to zero which means no write cache) to the stripe size of
> a raid volume then it will cause writes to be much more efficient.
> Up to 10 write caches can be active simultaneously per smbd (allocated
> for the first 10 oplocked file opens). All normal warnings about the
> dangers of user level caching of data apply. See the smb.conf man page
> for more details.
> source environment=20
> This pathname parameter causes Samba to read a list of environment
> variables from a named file on startup. This can be useful in setting
> up Samba in a clustered environment. See the smb.conf man
> page for more
> Ability to delete users added
> SWAT and smbpasswd can now delete users from the Samba smbpasswd file.
> See the man page for smbpasswd for details.
> Roving profile behavior finalized
> The change in behavior with roving profiles (using the "logon home"
> parameter instead of the "logon path" parameter) introduced in 2.0.6
> has been discovered to be consistant with the way Windows NT behaves,
> and has been left as the default action. Please see the additional
> notes in the "logon home" parameter description in the smb.conf man
> page for more details.
> Changes in 2.0.7
> 1). Fix for the semaphore promblems when compiling Samba with gcc on
> SGI IRIX 6.5.x.
> 2). Quota support for Veritas filesystem added by David Lee.
> 3). Incoming RPC code re-written to support multiple PDU input from
> the client. This should make the RPC subsystem more robust.
> 4). Fix from Ying Chen @ IBM to inline many frequently called
> =2E This
> decreased CPU usage by 10%.
> 5). Fix from Ying Chen @ IBM to use a hash table to lookup
> entries in t=
> he file
> cache. This is a significant improvement over the old linked-list
> lookup code.
> 6). smbclient issues with native language support fixed. smbclient
> now uses UNIX filename character sets exclusively when communicating
> with libsmb library.
> 7). smbclient fix to not print error messages when "putting" an
> empty file.
> 8). smbclient fix to cope with spaces in filenames when recursing.
> 9). Improved error reporting in smbclient when getting browse lists.
> 10). NetBIOS "scope" now supported in all Samba code/tools.
> 11). New mapping from code page 850 to UNIX "roman8" character set.
> 12). Fix for crash bug if debug file handle couldn't be opened.
> 13). Fix to allow mkdir to correctly set the high order permissions=20
> bits for UNIX's that don't allow this by default.
> 14). Fix to dynamically allocate group array for setgroups. Don't
> depend on NGROUPS_MAX being correctly defined in header files.
> 15). Fix for crash bug in floating point in snprintf.
> 16). "Safe" version of popen() included to allow use in code such
> as "source environment" patch.
> 17). Fix for SWAT for trailing '\n' in asctime().
> 18). Wildcard match fix from weidel at multichart.de for NT wildcard
> 19). unix_mask_match fixes for "veto files" parameter.
> 20). Fix for system call bug when configuring on Linux kernel 2.0.x
> with glibc2.1.x.
> 21). SO_REUSEPORT socket option added for HPUX.
> 22). All recv() calls changed back to read() to fix Solaris 2.5.x bug.
> 23). Some UNICODE conversion fixes. Not complete yet.
> 24). NetShareEnum fix for Windows 2000. Don't ask for 64K as Win2k
> can't cope with this (returns "Out of memory" error).
> 25). Fixes for cli_error() crashes.
> 26). Fix for crash when connecting to password server by DNS name
> not NetBIOS name.
> 27). Fix bug in demangling of compacted NetBIOS names.
> 28). Fixes for slow locking code for VMS.
> 29). Reply to short NetLogon packet in nmbd with short reply.
> 30). Correctly allign userdata to prevent crashes in nmbd.
> 31). Use talloc() in string buffer rotation code to prevent
> 32). Added multi-byte awareness to parameter loading code.
> 33). Re-wrote password file modification code. We can now delete users
> atomically. Original patch from Bruce Tenison.
> 34). Fixed bug in parsing smbpasswd type entries.
> 35). Fixes from HP to the windows registry RPC emulation.
> 36). Added ability to return RPC fault PDU to unknown calls. Needed to
> allow Windows 2000 to return UNIX permissions as NT ACLs.
> 37). utmp code patch from T.D.Lee at durham.ac.uk. Not available on all
> platforms - test with ./configure.
> 38). Inherit permissions fix from David Lee.
> 39). Added write caching code for oplocked files.
> 40). Workaround for new bug in Windows 2000 where NT file create using
> NTtransact call sends UNICODE without bothering to set the
> UNICODE flag
> 41). Workaround for new bug in Windows 2000 where it attempts
> to re-wri=
> existing ACLs to make them inherit only.
> 42). Removed unused mmap code.
> 43). Added correct implementation of share mode deny table.
> We now matc=
> Windows NT.
> 44). Fix recursion bug with group enumeration.
> 45). Fix from Bjart Kvarme to take into account changed
> machine passwor=
> that haven't yet propagated from PDC to BDC.
> 46). Correctly skip two byte length field when accepting RPC "start of
> message" packets in SMBwriteX on pipes.
> 47). Added auto-detection of Windows 2000 clients.
> 48). Fix bug with rollback of POSIX locks if a lock in a
> range fails to
> 49). Fix bug with registering startup smbd's in flat file.
> 50). Ensure usernames are converted correctly between DOS codepages
> and UNIX character sets.
> 51). Fix for timestamps being set incorrectly on copied files from
> Paul Eggert.
> 52). Fix for parsing HP specific printer definitions in
> 53). Fix for smbclient doing an 'ls' on large directories
> from OS/2 ser=
> from Christoph Pfisterer.
> 54). Fix for WINS server code where "do you still want name?"
> request w=
> being sent to the wrong IP address.
> 55). Fixed "recursion desired" bits set in nmbd so we are identical to
> Windows NT.
> 56). nmbd now should process logon packets from Win95, Win98 and both
> versions of the NT logon packet.
> 57). Correctly set parameter offset value for first trans2 reply.
> 58). Win2K will only accept volume labels in UNICODE.
> 59). Ensure nmbd doesn't attempt to use the loopback interface when
> registering names.
> 60). Fixed bug where smbd didn't return '.' or '..' on top level
> share directory listing.
> 61). Fix for soft quotas not being set (make them equal to hardquota)
> from Norbert P=FCschel (Pueschel.Norbert at Walzbarren-VAW.ne.uunet.de).
> 62). SWAT fixes for SCO UnixWare (SIGPIPE handling).
> 63). Fix for nmbd DOS with redirect recursion.
> 64). Fix for log files growing without bound from Mattias Gronlund.
> 65). Fix for smbd crash bug in truncate is locked.
> 66). Memory leak fix in mangle name code.
> Older release notes for Samba 2.0.x follow.
> Previous Release notes for 2.0.6
> New/Changed parameters in 2.0.6
> There are 6 new parameters in the smb.conf file.
> wins hook
> This parameter allows an external program to be called
> on all changes to a Samba WINS database, allowing dynamic
> DNS updates.
> debug hires timestamp
> debug pid
> debug uid
> The above 3 parameters provide greater debug information.
> preexec close
> rootpreexec close
> The above 2 parameters control the action taken on the
> success or failure of a 'preexec' script.
> There is also one removed parameter.
> mangle locks
> The addition of these new parameters and the removal of the old
> is described in more detail in the smb.conf man page,
> When using "security=3Ddomain" the "password server"
> parameter can now be set to the string "*', which will
> cause Samba to search for Domain controllers in the
> same way that Windows NT does. See the smb.conf man
> page for more details.
> The "interfaces" parameter in smb.conf can now be dynamically
> detected on startup and can also now take an interface name
> such as eth0. See the smb.conf man page for the details
> on the new features of the "interfaces" parameter.
> nmbd has been enhanced to use this feature.
> The syntax for the Linux-specific smbmount command has been changed
> and is now compatible with the standard mount command. See
> the modified
> smbmount man page for details.
> Support for the UNIX CUPS printer standard has been added.
> See www.cups.org for details. Thanks to the folks at Easy Software
> Products for this code. Set the printcap name to "cups" to
> enable this. See the smb.conf man page for details.
> Changes in 2.0.6
> 1). 64-bit locking removed from Linux autoconf build. This fixes
> several Linux specific locking issues.
> 2). Crash bug fix in smbclient recursive processing. Fix from
> E. Jay Berkenbilt (ejb at ql.org).
> 3). "history" command added to smbclient if readline available.
> 4). smbtar - updates files and directory message on restore.
> 5). smbmnt - 'u', 'g', 'r', 'f', 'd' options added by Andrew. See
> man page for details.
> 6). smbmount updated to be useable by autofs on Linux. See the
> samba/examples/autofs/README file for details.
> 7). Bug fixed where TCP_NODELAY was not being used by default in smbd.
> 8). Many oplock fixes. Samba now waits 30 seconds, not 45. Also
> smbd no longer aborts on client break failure, but logs a message
> and continues. This is what NT does. This should fix many "oplock
> break" message problems people have been having.
> 9). New code from Andrew to dynamically detect interfaces. nmbd will
> now attempt to dynamically detect interface changes and register names
> as an interface goes "up".
> 10). Win95 ioctl for print jobs added by Matt.
> 11). Mapping for ISO8859-1 extended for codepage 437 and 850.
> 12). Code Page 737 -> ISO-8859-7 (Greek-Hellenic) mapping added.
> 13). Character strings now correctly converted from UNIX character set
> format to DOS codepage when read from smb.conf or external passwd or
> group files. Samba is now much more careful about what format external
> strings should be converted to/from.
> 14). snprintf crash fix for IRIX 6.2 and below.
> 15). Increased timestamp debug fixes (adds milliseconds and uid/pid if
> 16). Optimisation for wildcard exact match requests.
> 17). Win95 wildcard semantics fix - unused code removed.
> 18). 'mangle locks' parameter removed. This now done automatically.
> 19). setXid() routines re-written to provide asserts and also to fix
> AIX versions prior to 4.1.x.
> 20). MSG_WAITALL optimisation removed due to bugs in FreeBSD.
> 21). Length fix when writing UNICODE string.
> 22). oplock processing added to libsmb client code.
> 23). Added more client error message strings.
> 24). Fix bug with connecting to encrypted server when non-encrypted
> password given.
> 25). In security=3Ddomain, password server extended to search for DC's
> if parameter =3D '*'.
> 26). "root did not create samaphore" bug fixed.
> 27). random generator initialized early to prevent icons not showing
> up in Win9x.
> 28). Logging fix after SIGHUP.
> 29). WINS hook external call added when nmbd is a WINS server.
> 30). Support for CUPS printer protocol added by Michael Sweet.
> 31). Support for NIS+ backend password database updates.
> 32). Handle dashes in print job id's. Fix from
> Dom.Mitchell at palmerharve=
> 33). Race condition in UNIX password sync on some platforms
> fixed by Ma=
> 34). Dirptr leak from Win98 fixed.
> 35). Logic bug in handling of level II oplocks fixed.
> 36). smbd crash bug fix when opening directories.
> 37). Paranoia oplock fix from Charles Hoch (hoch at exemplary.com)
> 38). Fix Win2k problem where DCE/RPC is done on SMBwrite as
> well as SMB=
> 39). Fix Win95 redirector alignment bug that caused oplock
> break failur=
> 40). Preexec close code added.
> 41). Extra sanity checks in testparm code.
> 42). oplock tests added to smbtorture.
> 43). Tell SWAT user if logged in as root or not.
> 44). Solaris packaging fixes donated by VERITAS.
> Older release notes for Samba 2.0.x follow.
> Previous Release notes for 2.0.5a
> IMPORTANT NOTE !
> Version 2.0.5a of Samba contains three security bugfixes for
> problems in previous versions of Samba found by Olaf Kirch of
> Caldera Systems (www.caldera.com). The Samba Team would like
> to publicly thank Olaf for his help in doing a security review
> of our code and finding these bugs.
> The three bugs are one potentially exploitable buffer overrun
> bug (although no current exploits are known) in smbd and two
> denial of service bugs in nmbd. By default the smbd bug was not
> exploitable as shipped (the problem parameter was disabled by
> default) but instructions on protecting any version of Samba
> prior to 2.0.5 are included below.
> All these bugs have been fixed in Samba 2.0.5 and 2.0.5a.
> If using any version of Samba prior to 2.0.5 the administrator
> *MUST NOT* enable the "message command" parameter in smb.conf,
> and *MUST* remove any "message command" that is listed in any
> existing smb.conf file. No known instances of this attack being
> exploited have been reported.
> All Samba versions of nmbd prior to 2.0.5 are vulnerable to a
> denial of service attack causing nmbd to either crash or to go
> into an infinite loop. No known instances of this attack being
> exploited have been reported.
> New/Changed parameters in 2.0.5 and 2.0.5a.
> There are 5 new parameters in the smb.conf file.
> security mask
> force security mode
> directory security mask
> force directory secruty mode
> level2 oplocks
> The first 4 parameters are used to control the UNIX permissions bits
> that an NT client is allowed to modify. These parameters are now
> used instead of the older "create" parameters that were used in
> 2.0.4 to allow an administrator to separate the two functions.
> Use of these new parameters is described in the smb.conf man page,
> and also in the documents :
> The fifth new parameter is described in the following section.
> Level II oplocks
> Samba 2.0.5 now implements level2 oplocks. As this is new
> code this parameter is set to "off" by default. The benefit
> of level2 oplocks is to allow read-only file caching from
> multiple clients. This is of great speed benefit to shares
> that are serving application executable programs (.EXE's)
> that are usually not written to. To learn more about using
> level 2 oplocks read the parameter description in the smb.conf
> documentation or read the file :
> Changes in 2.0.5a
> 1). Fix for smbd crash bug in string_sub(). smbd was miscalculating
> memmove lengths on multiple '%' substitutions.
> 2). Fix for wildcard matching bug for old DOS programs
> running on Win9x=
> 3). Fix for Windows NT client changing passwords against a
> Samba server=
> intermittently failing.
> 4). Fix for PPP link being detected as primary interface if using the
> same IP address as the primary.
> 5). Ensure smbmount is built with RPM build.
> Changes in 2.0.5
> 1). smbmount for Linux systems has been re-written to use
> the libsmb code and clientutil.c is no longer used with it.
> 2). A bug preventing directory opens using the NT SMB calls
> has been fixed.
> 3). A related bug causing a file structure leak when directory
> opens were denied has been fixed.
> 4). Fix for glibc2.1 bug on 32-bit systems being reported as 64
> 5). Prevent timestamps of 0 or -1 corrupting file timestamps.
> 6). Fix for unusual delays when browsing shares using Windows
> 2000 - fix added by Matt.
> 7). Fix for smbpassword reading problems on Sparc Linux was fixed.
> 8). Fix for compiling with SSL library.
> 9). smbclient fix for crash when doing CR/LF conversion.
> 10). smbclient now reports short read errors.
> 11). smbclient now uses remote server workgroup to list
> servers by defa=
> 12). smbclient now has -b option to change transmit/send buffer size.
> 13). smbclient fix for corrupting files when issuing multiple
> read requests.
> 14). Printing bug where Linux was using SYSV printing by
> default fixed.
> Linux now set to be BSD printing by default.
> 15). Change for Linux to use SYSV shared memory by default.
> 16). Fix for using IP_TOS options on some systems.
> 17). Fix for some systems that complained about static struct passwd
> buffers being modified.
> 18). Range checking applied to all string substitutions. Theoretically
> not a bug, but much more rebust now.
> 19). Level II oplocks implemented.
> 20). Fix for Win2K client printing added.
> 21). Always allow loopback (127.0.0.1) connects unless
> specifically den=
> 22). Patch for FreeBSD interface detection code from Archie
> Cobbs (arch=
> ie at whistle.com).
> 23). Return correct status from smbrun.
> 24). snprintf fixes for floating point numbers.
> 25). Force directories to always have zero size.
> 26). Fix for "force group" and "force user" options. "force user" now
> always uses primary group of user as well. Force group now
> enhanced wit=
> h '+'
> semantics (see smb.conf man page for details).
> 27). Wildcard matching fix to get closer to WinNT semantics
> for Win9x c=
> 28). Potential crash bug fixed in wildcard matching code.
> This bug coul=
> d also
> cause smbd to sometimes not see exact file matches.
> 29). Read/write for sockets changed to use revc/send to allow
> 30). Oplocks added to client library.
> 31). Several purify fixes in IPC code.
> 32). nmbd crash bug in processing strange NetBIOS names fixed.
> 33). nmbd loop bug in processing strange NetBIOS names fixed.
> 34). Paranoia fixes to processing of incoming WinPopup
> messages in smbd=
> 35). Share mode code now auto initialised.
> 36). Detect dead processes in IPC lock code.
> 37). Explicit -V version switch added to command line processing.
> 38). WORKGROUP(1b) name processing with no WINS server fixed.
> 39). Win2k client detection code added by Matt.
> 40). Fix to allow really short changenotify times to be honoured.
> 41). Fix for NT delete finding the wrong file from Tine Smukavec
> (valentin.smukavec at hermes.si)
> 42). SWAT fix to prevent stderr messages from breaking the Web client.
> 43). testparm fixes to check more parameter conflicts.
> 44). Relative paths not fetched via SWAT in CGI scripts.
> 45). SWAT remote password change - remote host name not treated as a
> password field any more.
> Changes in 2.0.4b
> A bug with MS-Word 97 saving files with zero UNIX permissions
> was fixed. Even though a workaround is available (set force
> create mode =3D 644 on the share) Word is such an important
> application that a point fix was neccessary.
> Changes in 2.0.4a
> The text and html versions of NT_Security were missing from
> the shipping tarball. Also a compile bug for platforms that
> don't have usleep was fixed.
> Changes in 2.0.4
> There are 5 new parameters and one modified parameter in
> the smb.conf file.
> allow trusted domains
> restrict anonymous
> mangle locks
> oplock break wait time
> oplock contention limit
> The modified parameter is :
> nt acl support
> Bugfixes added since 2.0.3
> 1). Fix for 8 character password problem when using HPUX and
> plaintext passwords.
> 2). --with-pam option added to ./configure.
> 3). Client fixes for memory leak and display of 64 bit values.
> 4). Fixes for -E and -s option with smbclient.
> 5). smbclient now allows -L //server or -L \\server
> 6). smbtar fix for display of 64 bit values.
> 7). Endian independence added to DCE/RPC code.
> 8). DCE/RPC marshalling/unmarshalling code re-written to provide
> overflow reporting and sign and seal support.
> 9). Bind NAK reply packet added to DCE/RPC code, used to correctly
> refuse bind requests (prevents NT system event log messages).
> 10). Mapping of UNIX permissions into NT ACL's for get and set
> 11). DCE/RPC enumeration of numbers of shares made dynamic.=20
> Samba now has no limit on the number of exported shares seen.
> 12). Fix to speed up random number seed generation on /dev/urandom
> being unavailable.
> 13). Several memory fixes added by running Purify on the code.
> 14). Read from client error messages improved.
> 15). Fixed endianness used in UNICODE strings.
> 16). Cope with ERRORmoredata in an RPC pipe client call.
> 17). Check for malformed responses in nmbd register name.
> 18). NT Encrypted password changing from the NT password dialog box
> now fully implmented.
> 19). Mangle 64-bit lock ranges into 32-bits (NT bug!) on a 32-bit
> Samba platform.
> 20). Allow file to be pseudo-openend in order to read security only.
> 21). Improve filename mangling to reduce chance of collisions.
> 22). Added code to prevent granting of oplocks when a file is under
> 23). Added tunable wait time before sending an oplock break request
> to a client if the client caused the break request. Helps with clients
> not responding to oplock breaks.
> 24). Always respond negatively to queued local oplock break messages
> before shutdown. This can prevent "freezes" on an oplock error.
> 25). Allow admin to restrict logons to correct domain when in domain
> level security.
> 26). Added "restrict anonymous" patch from Andy
> (thwartedefforts at wonky.=
> to prevent parameter substitution problems with anonymous connections.
> 27). Fix SMBseek where seeking to a negative number sets the offset
> to zero.
> 28). Fixed problem with mode getting corrupted in trans2 request
> (setting to zero means please ignore it).
> 29). Correctly become the authenticated user on an authenticated
> DCE/RPC pipe request.
> 30). Correctly reset debug level in nmbd if someone set it on the
> command line.
> 31). Added more checking into testparm
> 32). NetBench simulator added to smbtorture by Andrew.
> 33). Fixed NIS+ option compile (was broken in 2.0.3).
> 34). Recursive smbclient directory listing fix. Patch from E.
> Jay Berke=
> (ejb at ql.org)
> Bugfixes added since 2.0.2
> 1). --with-ssl configure now include ssl include directory. Fix
> from Richard Sharpe.
> 2). Patch for configure for glibc2.1 support (large files etc.).
> 3). Several bugfixes for smbclient tar mode from Bob Boehmer
> (boehmer at worldnet.att.net) to fix smbclient aborting problems
> when restoring tar files.
> 4). Some automount fixes for smbmount.
> 5). Attempt to fix the AIX 4.1.x/3.x problems where smbd runs as
> root. As no-one has given us root access to such a server this
> cannot be tested fully, but should work.
> 6). Crash bug fix in debug code where *real* uid rather than=20
> *effective* uid was being checked before attempting to rotate
> log files. This fix should help a *lot* of people who were
> reporting smbd aborting in the middle of a copy operation.
> 7). SIGALRM bugfix to ensure infinate file locks time out.
> 8). New code to implement NT ACL reporting for cacls.exe program.
> 9). UDP loopback socket rebind fix for Solaris.
> 10). Ensure all UNICODE strings are correctly in little-endian
> 11). smbpasswd file locking fix.
> 12). Fixes for strncpy problems with glibc2.1.
> 13). Ensure smbd correctly reports major and minor version number
> and server type when queried via NT rpc calls.
> 14). Bugfix for short mangled names not being pulled off the
> mangled stack correctly.
> 15). Fix for mapping of rwx bits being incorrectly overwritten
> when doing ATTRIB.EXE
> 16). Fix for returning multiple PDU packets in NT rpc code. Should
> allow multiple shares to be returned correctly).
> 17). Improved mapping of NT open access requests into UNIX open
> 18). Fix for copying files from an NTFS volume that contain
> multiple data forks. Added 'magic' error code NT needs.
> 19). Fixed crash bug when primary NT authentication server
> is down, rolls over to secondaries correctly now.
> 20). Fixed timeout processing to be timer based. Now will
> always occur even if smbd is under load.
> 21). Fixed signed/unsigned problem in quotas code.
> 22). Fixed bug where setting the password of a completely fresh
> user would end up setting the account disabled flag.
> 23). Improved user logon messages to help admins having
> trouble with user authentication.
> Bugfixes added since 2.0.1
> Note that due to a critical signal handling bug in 2.0.1,
> this release has been removed and replaced immediately with=20
> 2.0.2. The Samba Team would like to apologise for any problem
> this may have caused.
> 1). Fixed smbd looping on SIGCLD problem. This was
> caused by a missing break statement in a critical
> piece of code.
> Bugfixes added since 2.0.0
> 1). Autoconf changes for gcc2.7.x and Solaris 2.5/2.6
> 2). Autoconf changes to help HPUX configure correctly.
> 3). Autoconf changes to allow lock directory to be set.
> 4). Client fix to allow port to be set.
> 5). clitar fix to send debug messages to stderr.
> 6). smbmount race condition fix.
> 7). Fix for bug where trying to browse large numbers of shares
> generated an error from an NT client.
> 8). Wrapper for setgroups for SunOS 4.x
> 9). Fix for directory deleting failing from multiuser NT.
> 10). Fix for crash bug if bitmap was full.
> 11). Fix for Linux genrand where /dev/random could cause=20
> clients to timeout on connect if the entropy pool was
> 12). The default PASSWD_CHAT may now be overridden in local.h
> 13). HPUX printing fixes for default programs.
> 14). Reverted (erroneous) code in MACHINE.SID generation that
> was setting the sid to 0x21 - should be *decimal* 21.
> 15). Fix for printing to remote machine under SVR4.
> 16). Fix for chgpasswd wait being interrupted with EINTR.
> 17). Fix for disk free routine. NT and Win98 now correctly
> show greater than 2GB disks.
> 18). Fix for crash bug in stat cache statistics printing.
> 19). Fix for filenames ending in .~xx.
> 20). Fix for access check code wait being interrupted with EINTR.
> 21). Fix for password changes from "invalid password" to a valid
> one setting the account disabled bit.
> 22). Fix for smbd crash bug in SMBreadraw cache prime code.
> 23). Fix for overly zealous lock range overflow reporting.
> 24). Fix for large disk disk free reporting (NT SMB code).
> 25). Fix for NT failing to truncate files correctly.
> 26). Fix for smbd crash bug with SMBcancel calls.
> 27). Additional -T flag to nmblookup to do reverse DNS on addresses.
> 28). SWAT fix to start/stop smbd/nmbd correctly.
> Major changes in Samba 2.0
> This is a MAJOR new release of Samba, the UNIX based SMB/CIFS file=20
> and print server for Windows systems.
> There have been many changes in Samba since the last major release,
> 1.9.18. These have mainly been in the areas of performance and
> SMB protocol correctness. In addition, a Web based GUI interface
> for configuring Samba has been added.
> In addition, Samba has been re-written to help portability to
> other POSIX-based systems, based on the GNU autoconf tool.
> There are many major changes in Samba for version 2.0. Here are=20
> some of them:
> 1). Speed
> Samba has been benchmarked on high-end UNIX hardware as out-performing
> all other SMB/CIFS servers using the Ziff-Davis NetBench benchmark.
> Many changes to the code to optimise high-end performance
> have been mad=
> 2). Correctness
> Samba now supports the Windows NT specific SMB requests. This
> means that on platforms that are capable Samba now presents a
> 64 bit view of the filesystem to Windows NT clients and is
> capable of handling very large files.
> 3). Portability
> Samba is now self-configuring using GNU autoconf, removing
> the need for people installing Samba to have to hand configure
> Makefiles, as was needed in previous versions.
> You now configure Samba by running "./configure" then "make". See
> docs/textdocs/UNIX_INSTALL.txt for details.
> 4). Web based GUI configuration
> Samba now comes with SWAT, a web based GUI config system. See
> the swat man page for details on how to set it up.
> 5). Cross protocol data integrity
> An open function interface has been defined to allow=20
> "opportunistic locks" (oplocks for short) granted by Samba
> to be seen by other UNIX processes. This allows complete
> cross protocol (NFS and SMB) data integrety using Samba
> with platforms that support this feature.
> 6). Domain client capability
> Samba is now capable of using a Windows NT PDC for user
> authentication in exactly the same way that a Windows NT
> workstation does, i.e. it can be a member of a Domain. See
> docs/textdocs/DOMAIN_MEMBER.txt for details.
> 7). Documentation Updates
> All the reference parts of the Samba documentation (the
> manual pages) have been updated and converted to a document
> format that allows automatic generation of HTML, SGML, and
> text formats. These documents now ship as standard in HTML
> and manpage format.
> NOTE - Some important option defaults changed
> Several parameters have changed their default values. The most
> important of these is that the default security mode is now user
> level security rather than share level security.
> This (incompatible) change was made to ease new Samba installs
> as user level security is easier to use for Windows 95/98 and
> Windows NT clients.
> ********IMPORTANT NOTE****************
> If you have no "security=3D" line in the [global] section of=20
> your current smb.conf and you update to Samba 2.0 you will
> need to add the line :
> to get exactly the same behaviour with Samba 2.0 as you
> did with previous versions of Samba.
> ********END IMPORTANT NOTE*************
> In addition, Samba now defaults to case sensitivity options that
> match a Windows NT server precisely, that is, case insensitive=20
> but case preserving.
> The default format of the smbpasswd file has also been
> changed for this release, although the new tools will read
> and write the old format, for backwards compatibility.
> NOTE - Primary Domain Controller Functionality
> This version of Samba contains code that correctly implements
> the undocumented Primary Domain Controller authentication
> protocols. However, there is much more to being a Primary
> Domain Controller than serving Windows NT logon requests.
> A useful version of a Primary Domain Controller contains
> many remote procedure calls to do things like enumerate users,=20
> groups, and security information, only some of which Samba currently
> implements. In addition, there are outstanding (known) bugs with
> using Samba as a PDC in this release that the Samba Team are actively
> working on. For this reason we have chosen not to advertise and=20
> actively support Primary Domain Controller functionality with this
> This work is being done in the CVS (developer) versions of Samba,
> development of which continues at a fast pace. If you are
> interested in participating in or helping with this development
> please join the Samba-NTDOM mailing list. Details on joining
> are available at :
Details on obtaining CVS (developer) versions of Samba
are available at:
If you think you have found a bug please email a report to :
samba at samba.org
As always, all bugs are our responsibility.
The Samba Team.
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