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Jeremy Allison: Samba 2.2.3 released

Feb 03, 2002, 19:50 (15 Talkback[s])
From:   Jeremy Allison 
Subject:        Samba 2.2.3 released
Date:   02 Feb 2002 17:16:29 -0800      
The Samba Team is proud to announce the release of Samba 2.2.3.
 
This is the latest stable release of Samba. This is the version that all
production Samba servers should be running for all current bug-fixes.
 
There are several important scaling bugs that have been fixed in this release
for large server systems so an upgrade is recommended.

Binary packages will be released shortly for major platforms. The source
code can be downloaded from :
 
ftp://ftp.samba.org/pub/samba/
 
in the file samba-2.2.3.tar.gz/.
 
The release notes follow.
 
As always, all bugs are our responsibility.
 
Regards,
 
        The Samba Team.
 
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              WHATS NEW IN Samba 2.2.3  - 2nd February 2002
              =============================================

This is the latest stable release of Samba. This is the version that all
production Samba servers should be running for all current bug-fixes.

There are several important scaling bugs that have been fixed in this release
for large server systems so an upgrade is recommended.

LDAP update
-----------

Much work has been done on the LDAP backend code. The configure
option --with-ldapsam is now considered to be stable. The schema
used has changed, see the file examples/LDAP/samba.schema for the
new schema.

New documentation explaining how to set up a Samba only PDC/BDC
setup has been added in the files Samba-LDAP-HOWTO and Samba-BDC-HOWTO
in the documentation tree.

winbindd daemon extended
------------------------

Samba 2.2.2 was the first release to include the winbind daemon.
This code allows UNIX systems that implement the name service
switch (nss) to be entered into a Windows NT/2000 domain and
use the Domain controller for all user and group enumeration.

Samba 2.2.3 fixes the known memory leaks in winbindd and has
been extended to work with SGI IRIX and HPUX (11.x) in addition
to the earlier targets of Linux and Solaris.

For more information on using winbind, see the man pages for 
winbindd and wbinfo.

Note that winbindd is not installed by default.

New/Changed parameters in 2.2.3
-------------------------------

For more information on these parameters, see the man pages for
smb.conf.

Added/changed parameters.
-------------------------

unix extensions

Enables the experimental UNIX CIFS extensions in smbd. See the manpage
for more details.

default devmode

Some printer drivers will crash the Windows NT/2000 spooler service
if they are given a default devmode, some require it. This parameter
allows the administrator a choice of whether smbd returns such a 
default devmode for a driver.

share modes

This parameter has been restored to allow people who wish smbd to ignore
client share modes. This is very dangerous and should not be set without
full knowledge of what this is designed for.

Changes in 2.2.3
-----------------

1). Fixed shared library compile for Solaris with native compiler.
2). UNIX CIFS extensions code added (donated by HP).
3). Changed to using NT status codes on the wire if the client can support
this.
4). altname command to show 8.3 name added to smbclient.
5). const-safe endian macros now used.
6). client code now uses UNICODE on the wire.
7). Correctly return fault PDU's on bad handle.
8). Improved NT error code mapping table.
9). Many new point and print RPC calls added.
10). Win9x clients can now see full user list.
11). fileid added to identify simultaneous open files (no longer
use dev/inode/time as unique value).
12). HPUX ACL code added (donated by HP).
13). vfs interfaces updated (again !).
14). MSDOS Code Page 866 -> 1251 mapping added.
15). winbindd now processes quit/hup signals correctly.
16). No tdb traversal done on startup/shutdown - ensures scalability.
17). Fix bug with paths for homes share.
18). Fixed copyfile for OS/2.
19). Fix group membership when groups are on more than one line.
20). Fixed core dumps in posix ACL mapping code.
21). Tidyup of UNICODE functions (put/get).
22). Move rpcclient to the new libsmb code.
23). Add missing Windows 2000 passthough trans2 calls.
24). Return check all tdb calls.
25). Make local name lookup work even if wins server is down.
26). pam session code added to winbind.
27). Added winbindd cache to all lookups.
28). Fix allocate bugs that caused file sizes to be incorrect.
29). Fixed write cache code - now safe to use.
30). Fixed winbindd memory leaks.
31). winbindd will now do name lookups (to allow non Open Source
systems to do the nsswitch WINS lookup). Fixed by SGI.
32). passdb memory leaks fixed.
33). LDAP code updates and now properly maintained.
34). Finally figured out how changeid is meant to work.
35). Downlevel printing now looks as NT does in print monitor window.
36). Many fixups in spoolss printing RPC parsing.
37). Speed up password enumeration as a PDC.
38). Fix printer changed notify messages (work from HP).
39). Fix modify timestamp on close code.
40). Fix long standing mangled names bug.
41). Fix delete on close semantics.
42). Stop opening all files with O_NONBLOCK !
43). Use O_NOFOLLOW for systems that have it and don't want symlinks.
44). Ensure NT suplementary groups get added to user token.
45). Try and mitigate effects of DNS timeout (do less lookups).
46). Added current user connection context stack.
47). Fixes to utmp code.
48). smbw code tidyups.
49). Added tdb open log code. Several tdb fixes.