Samba 4.4.3 SMB for Linux released

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Samba 4.4.3 recently released, is an implementation of the Server Message Block (SMB)/Common Internet File System (CIFS) protocol for Unix systems, providing support for cross-platform file and printer sharing with Microsoft Windows, OS X, and other Unix systems

Samba can be used to:

  • Act as a server for SMB clients: share folders and printers, including PDF pseudo-printers so all the computers in your network may write PDF files
  • Act as a domain controller in a Windows network (authenticating users, etc.)
  • Do some more complex things, such as using a Windows domain controller to authenticate the users of a Linux/UNIX machine

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Samba 4.4.3 Changelog

  • idmap_hash: Only allow the hash module for default idmap config.
  • s3: libsmb: Fix error where short name length was read as 2 bytes, should be 1.
  • Fix returning of ldb.MessageElement.
  • cleanupd: Restart as needed.
  • s3:winbindd:idmap: check loadparm in domain_has_idmap_config() helper as well.
  • libsmb/pysmb: Add pytalloc-util dependency to fix the build.
  • winbind: Fix CID 1357100: Unchecked return value.
  • nwrap: Fix the build on Solaris.
  • vfs_catia: Fix memleak.
  • smbd: Avoid large reads beyond EOF.
  • s3:wscript: pylibsmb depends on pycredentials.
  • Fix NT_STATUS_ACCESS_DENIED when accessing Windows public share.
  • Only validate MIC if “map to guest” is not being used.
  • auth/ntlmssp: Add ntlmssp_{client,server}:force_old_spnego option for testing.
  • NetAPP SMB servers don’t negotiate NTLMSSP_SIGN.
  • Allow anonymous smb connections.
  • Fix ads_sasl_spnego_gensec_bind(KRB5).
  • Fix ‘wbinfo -u’ and ‘net ads search’.
  • nss_wins: Fix the hostent setup.
  • build: Mark explicit dependencies on pytalloc-util.
  • Fix the smb2_setinfo to handle FS info types and FSQUOTA infolevel.
  • configure: Don’t check for inotify on illumos.
  • vfs_acl_common: Avoid setting POSIX ACLs if “ignore system acls” is set.
  • smbcquotas: print “NO LIMIT” only if returned quota value is 0.
  • libads: Record session expiry for spnego sasl binds.
  • Mask general purpose signals for notifyd.

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  • Think Strategy

    A couple of years back with Precise (Ubuntu 12.04) if i am not mistaken, there was a PPA which you could keep up with the latest SAMBA version. However very sadly i haven’t stumble upon no other PPA’s that could keep you updated.

    Sadly this goes also with applications like VLC, Ubuntu PPA’s. For VLC is a daily-stable but i would rather just want the stable not the daily update XD.

    • Certainly agree that there used to be a samba ppa maintained but it hard to keep up to date.

      You can easily compile VLC even when PPA is not up to date