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InformationWeek: New Samba Features Improve Interoperability

Oct 19, 2006, 21:00 (0 Talkback[s])

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"Last week was maintenance week here in the labs, and one of the top items on my to-do list was upgrading Samba to the latest release. Recent changes to the network topology brought on some thorny inter-domain trust and cross-subnet browsing problems that needed ironing out, and 'upgrade to the latest release' is practically an industry-wide prerequisite for getting any further assistance. So I did my duty and upgraded from 3.0.2 to 3.0.23C as a first effort.

"As far as version increments go, that's a pretty small jump, and folks might assume that the differences between the releases probably only amount to a handful of modest bug fixes. But not in this case--there are several hundred bug fixes in the latest package (including some I needed), as well as some significant new functionality. All of this cumulatively makes Samba much more useful and usable on heterogeneous networks..."

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