[Samba] First Preview of Samba 3.2.0 Available for Download

Gerald (Jerry) Carter jerry at samba.org
Sat Sep 29 04:34:27 GMT 2007

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                                          The server hates me.
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                                            CIFS Workshop 2007
Release Announcements

This is the first preview release of Samba 3.2.0.  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/.

Major enhancements in Samba 3.2.0 include:

  File Serving:
  o Use of IDL generated parsing layer for several DCE/RPC
  o Removal of the 1024 byte limit on pathnames and 256 byte limit on
    filename components to honor the MAX_PATH setting from the host OS.
  o Introduction of a registry based configuration system.
  o Improved CIFS Unix Extensions support.
  o Experimental support for file serving clusters.

  Winbind and Active Directory Integration:
  o Full support for Windows 2003 cross-forest, transitive trusts
    and one-way domain trusts
  o Support for userPrincipalName logons via pam_winbind and NSS
  o Support in pam_winbind for logging on using the userPrincipalName.
  o Expansion of nested domain groups via NSS calls.
  o Support for Active Directory LDAP Signing policy.

  Users & Groups:
  o New ldb backend for local group mapping tables
  o Raised level of security defaults for authentication operations.

  o Inclusion of an HTLM version of the 3rd edition of "Using Samba"
    from O'Reilly Publishing.

Now Licensed under the GNU GPLv3

The Samba Team has adopted the Version 3 of the GNU General Public
License for the 3.2 and later releases.   The GPLv3 is the updated
version of the GPLv2 license under which Samba is currently
distributed. It has been updated to improve compatibility with other
licenses and to make it easier to adopt internationally, and is an
improved version of the license to better suit the needs of Free
Software in the 21st Century.

The original announcement is available on-line at


New Security Defaults for Authentication

Support for LanMan passwords is now disabled in both client and server
applications.  Additionally, clear text authentication requests are
disabled by default in client utilities such as smbclient and all
libsmbclient based applications.  This will affect connection both
to and from hosts running DOS, Windows 9x/ME, and OS/2.  Please refer
to the "Changes" section for details on the exact parameters that were

Registry Configuration Backend

Samba is now able to use a registry based configuration backed to
supplement smb.conf setting.  This feature may be enabled by setting
"include = registry" and "registry shares = yes" in the [global]
section of smb.conf and may be managed using the "net conf" command.

More information may be obtained from the smb.conf(5) and net(8) man

Removed Features

Both the Python bindings and the libmsrpc shared library have been
removed from the tree due to lack of an official maintainer.

Smb.conf Parameter Changes

    Parameter Name                      Description     Default
    --------------                      -----------     -------
    client lanman auth                  Changed Default No
    client ldap sasl wrapping           New             plain
    client plaintext auth               Changed Default No
    clustering                          New             No
    cluster addresses                   New             ""
    ctdb socket                         New             ""
    lanman auth                         Changed Default No
    mangle map                          Removed
    open files database hashsize        Removed
    read bmpx                           Removed
    registry shares                     New             No
    winbind expand groups               New             1
    winbind rpc only                    New             No

Download Details

The uncompressed tarballs and patch files have been signed
using GnuPG (ID 6568B7EA).  The source code can be downloaded


The release notes are available online at:


Binary packages will be made available on a volunteer basis at


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