[Samba] Samba 3.0.12 Available for Download

Gerald (Jerry) Carter jerry at samba.org
Fri Mar 18 22:00:30 GMT 2005

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Release Announcement

This is the latest stable release of Samba. This is the version
that production Samba servers should be running for all current
bug-fixes.  Please read the following important changes in this

Common bugs fixed in 3.0.12 include:

	o Winbind failures when using 'disable netbios = yes'
	o Failure to establish a trust relationship via 'net
	  rpc trust establish'
	o Various portability & compiler issues.
	o Read only file deletion failure caused by new
	  delete semantics in Windows XP SP2 and the MS 04-044
	  security hotfix.
	o Error messages from shared Excel workbooks residing
	  on Samba file shares.
	o Missing files in the output of smbclient -c 'dir'
	  when run against Windows file servers.
	o Inability for Print Administrators to pause, resume,
	  and purge print queues.

Additional features introduced in Samba 3.0.12:

	o Performance enhancements when serving directories
	  containing large number of files.
	o MS-DFS support added to smbclient.
	o More performance improvements when using Samba/OpenLDAP
	  based DC's via the 'ldapsam:trusted=yes' option.
	o Support for the Novell NDS universal password when
	  using the ldapsam passdb backend.
	o New 'net rpc trustdom {add,del}' functionality to
	  eventually replace 'smbpasswd {-a,-x} -i'.
	o New libsmbclient functionality.

Large Directory Support

Samba 3.0.12pre1 introduces a specific mechanism for dealing
with file services that frequently contain a large number of
files per directory.  Historically Samba's performance has
suffered in such environments due to the translation from case
insensitive lookups by Windows client to the case sensitive
storage mechanisms used by UNIX filesystems.

Configuration details along with a short HOWTO can be found at:


libsmbclient Binary Compatibility

Please note that a change has been made to the _SMBCCTX structure
in source/include/libsmbclient.h.  This change is not backwards
compatible with applications linked against the libsmbclient.so
library from Samba 3.0.11.  However, it is compatible with all
other Samba 3.0.x releases.  This means that it will be most likely
be necessary to recompile any applications linked against the
3.0.11 version of the library.

Download Details

The uncompressed tarball and patch file have been signed
using GnuPG (ID F17F9772).  The source code can be
downloaded via HTTP from:


Samba 3.0.12 is also available via BitTorrent from the
same URL under the name samba-3.0.12.tar.gz.torrent.  Note
that when downloading via BitTorrent, you are encouraged
to verify the resulting tarball's GPG signature.

The release notes are available online at:


Binary packages are available at


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