OS/2 build of Samba Server 3.0.25pre2 Available for Download

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March 23, 2007 by Paul Smedley

Hi All,

I've just added an OS/2 build of Samba Server v3.0.25pre2 to

Many thanks to Yuri Dario for contributing some fixes for problems with the locking code and extended attribute code for this release!

Bug reports can be submitted via the Trac bugtracker at

The following official announcement describes the changes in this release.



-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Samba 3.0.25pre2 Available for Download
Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2007 16:47:54 -0500
From: Gerald (Jerry) Carter
To: samba-announceDESPAM@DESPAMsamba.org

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The web is never tarballed, tagged, and released.
-- Deryck Hodge on Web 3.0
Release Announcements
This is the second preview release of the Samba 3.0.25 code base
and is provided for testing only. This release is *not* intended
for production servers. There has been a substantial amount
of development since the 3.0.23/3.0.24 series of stable releases.
We would like to ask the Samba community for help in testing
these changes as we work towards the next significant production
upgrade Samba 3.0 release.

Major features included in the 3.0.25 code base include:

o Significant improvements in the winbind off-line logon support.
o Support for secure DDNS updates as part of the 'net ads join'
o Rewritten IdMap interface which allows for TTL based caching and
per domain backends.
o New plug-in interface for the "winbind nss info" parameter.
o New file change notify subsystem which is able to make use of
inotify on Linux.
o Support for passing Windows security descriptors to a VFS
plug-in allowing for multiple Unix ACL implements to running side
by side on the Same server.
o Improved compatibility with Windows Vista clients.
o Man pages for VFS plugins.

Off-line Logons and AD Site Support

Winbind's capability to support offline logons has been greatly
improved with the 3.0.25 release including support for locating
domain controllers asynchronously using Active Directory Site

New IdMap Interface for Winbindd

The 3.0.25 release of Samba will include a rewritten IdMap interface
for winbindd which replaces the "idmap backend" parameter. The
initial design document may be found at


Man pages are also provided in this distribution.

Dynamic DNS Updates

The "net ads join" command is now able to register the host's DNS A
records with Windows 2000 SP4 and 2003 DNS servers. This
feature must be enabled at compile time using the --with-dnsupdate
when running the ./configure script. There is also a related "net ads
dns" command for refreshing a host's records which could be launched
from a dhcp client script when a new IP address is obtained.

Support for Additional ACL Modules

Samba's POSIX ACL support has been moved inside of the VFS layer
which means it is now possible to support multiple ACL implementations
on the same server including NFSv3 and GPFS ACLs.

Download Details

The uncompressed tarballs and patch files have been signed
using GnuPG (ID 6568B7EA). The source code can be downloaded


The release notes are available online at:


Binary packages will be made available on a volunteer basis from


Our Code, Our Bugs, Our Responsibility.

The Samba Team  


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