Samba 4.0.10, an app that seamlessly integrates Linux/Unix servers and desktops into Active Directory environments using the winbind daemon, is now available for download and testing.
According to the developers, this latest version introduces a huge number of improvements, and this can be easily seen from the official announcement.
“To ease upgrades from Samba 3.6 and older, a new parameter called ‘acl allow execute always’ has been introduced as a temporary workaround. Please see the smb.conf man page for details,” reads the changelog.
According to the developers, the NetBIOS related samba process no longer consumes 100% CPU, the share modes are now cleaned up after a hard crash, and the POSIX ACL mapping has been fixed when setting DENY ACE's from Windows.
Highlights of Samba 4.0.10:
• A build error in scavenger.c has been fixed;
• Samba now works on site with the Read Only Domain Controller;
• Starting smbd or nmbd with stdin from /dev/null n longer results in "EOF on stdin;"
• Masks are no longer incorrectly applied to the UNIX extension permission changes;
• Valid utf8 filenames no longer cause "invalid conversion error" messages to pop up;
• Samba 4.0.x is now built on AIX with IBM XL C/C++;
• The full string from UTF16 to UTF8, including embedded NULLs, is now converted correctly;
• When replicating DNS for bind9_dlz the server-DNS account is now created remotely;
• Samba is no longer “chatty” about being unable to open a printer.
As usual, every new release of the Samba branch includes all of Samba's technology parts, both a file server, which can be upgraded from existing Samba 3.x releases, and the AD domain controller previously known as “samba4.” This means that previous versions of Samba will be compatible with the newest releases.
Download Samba 4..0.10 for Linux from Softpedia.
Download Samba 4.0.10 for Mac from Softpedia.