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                     Mandrake Linux Update Advisory

Package name:           samba
Advisory ID:            MDKA-2002:017
Date:                   November 4th, 2002

Affected versions:      9.0

Problem Description:

 A number of bugs present in samba versions prior to 2.2.6 were fixed. 
 2.2.6 is considered to be the final version of the 2.2.X series. We 
 strongly suggest all users to upgrade to this version.
 Fixed bugs include:
 - 2.2.6 final release (9.0 shipping pre-release fix).
 - Fix documentation and smb.conf man page.
 - Fix for smbumount hanging when unmounting a dead share.
 - Fix for Windows XP sp1 roaming profiles not working properly.
 - Fix pdf generator script.
 - Fix problem with smbclient listing shares on win9x servers.
 - Fix problem with samba leaking file descriptors when kernel change
   notify is turned on.
 For a more detailed list, feel free to check out samba.org changelog
 for 2.2.6 at http://www.samba.org
 All of these bugs were fixed in samba 2.2.6; the packages provided have
 these fixes applied.


Updated Packages:
 Mandrake Linux 9.0:
 2824f5c9716424d5986155c428e62c84  9.0/RPMS/nss_wins-2.2.6-4.1mdk.i586.rpm
 aacfcf61a74a15574373b4bbe8702724  9.0/RPMS/samba-client-2.2.6-4.1mdk.i586.rpm
 18225070f03be25495ae1267992208c8  9.0/RPMS/samba-common-2.2.6-4.1mdk.i586.rpm
 866310d65987b9ec5692183b0012eafd  9.0/RPMS/samba-doc-2.2.6-4.1mdk.i586.rpm
 5ef46a7afa9b92a89ff916b6043add68  9.0/RPMS/samba-server-2.2.6-4.1mdk.i586.rpm
 65b34da9ddeb84ef57f86648c4050067  9.0/RPMS/samba-swat-2.2.6-4.1mdk.i586.rpm
 3a757330f965968029586ca2e0fe0d8a  9.0/RPMS/samba-winbind-2.2.6-4.1mdk.i586.rpm
 e99e4b411d2c4db5e87090cbcc9c5a10  9.0/SRPMS/samba-2.2.6-4.1mdk.src.rpm

Bug IDs fixed (see https://qa.mandrakesoft.com for more information):

To upgrade automatically, use MandrakeUpdate.  The verification of md5
checksums and GPG signatures is performed automatically for you.

If you want to upgrade manually, download the updated package from one
of our FTP server mirrors and upgrade with "rpm -Fvh *.rpm".  A list of
FTP mirrors can be obtained from:


Please verify the update prior to upgrading to ensure the integrity of
the downloaded package.  You can do this with the command:

  rpm --checksig <filename>

All packages are signed by MandrakeSoft for security.  You can obtain
the GPG public key of the Mandrake Linux Security Team from:


Please be aware that sometimes it takes the mirrors a few hours to

You can view other update advisories for Mandrake Linux at:


MandrakeSoft has several security-related mailing list services that
anyone can subscribe to.  Information on these lists can be obtained by


If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact


Type Bits/KeyID     Date       User ID
pub  1024D/22458A98 2000-07-10 Linux Mandrake Security Team
  <security linux-mandrake.com>