[Samba] Weird behaviour

Giedrius Tuminauskas giedrius.tuminauskas at alva-group.com
Mon Jul 7 07:56:58 MDT 2014

Hi Volker,

I am afraid, but that is the latest version available from RH.
Personally I would install 4.1.9 source from Samba website, but in the 
corporate environment I need to be sure that it is a stable version as 
solid rock.
As you can see, that is the latest version as of today:

# yum info samba4
Loaded plugins: product-id, refresh-packagekit, rhnplugin, security, 
This system is receiving updates from Red Hat Subscription Management.
This system is receiving updates from RHN Classic or RHN Satellite.
rhel-6-server-rpms | 3.7 kB     00:00
Installed Packages
Name        : samba4
Arch        : x86_64
Version     : 4.0.0
Release     : 61.el6_5.rc4
Size        : 1.1 M
Repo        : installed
 From repo   : rhel-x86_64-server-6
URL         : http://www.samba.org/

Just wondering, how different are these two versions (Samba.org or RH 
supplied). Probably RH rpm is more optimised for the Kernel used, isn't it?
If I could compile source 4.1.9 provided from samba.org website, how 
stability would be rated?

Giedrius Tuminauskas*
Systems Administrator

On 07/07/2014 12:42, Volker Lendecke wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 04, 2014 at 02:16:33PM +0100, Giedrius Tuminauskas wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I have "samba4-4.0.0-61.el6_5.rc4" rpm running on Redhat EL6 from
>> RHN (Redhat Network). We use PCs and Macs to connect to the file
>> shares on the network.
>> Users are accessing various Microsoft Office files on the server.
>> A month ago noticed few strange things happening with Samba4:
> 4.0.0 is really a bit dated. You should try to find a current version in
> the 4.0 release stream if 4.1 is too big a step for you. I guess RedHat
> should be able to get do this for you. I can't really believe that 4.0.0
> is the latest that RH will offer to you.
> With best regards,
> Volker Lendecke

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