Samba 3.6.21 Released with Fixes, Users Should Switch to 4.x

This is just another maintenance release of the 3.x branch

By on November 30th, 2013 14:28 GMT

Samba, an app that seamlessly integrates Linux/Unix servers and desktops into Active Directory environments using the Winbind daemon, is now at version 3.6.21.

This is the oldest stable branch still maintained by the developers. Most of the changes implemented are just maintenance fixes and improvements. Although the previous version was supposed to be the last one in the branch, a new release has been made available.

Highlights of Samba 3.6.21:

• Valid utf8 filenames no longer cause an "invalid conversion error";
• smb2 no longer breaks "smb encryption = mandatory";
• EAs listings have been fixed on *BSD, for non-root users;
• A few short writes in winbind_write_sock have been fixed.

Samba is an important component that is needed to integrate Linux/Unix Servers and Desktops into Active Directory environments by using the winbind daemon.

More details about the fixes and features in this version can be found in the official announcement. Download Samba 3.6.21 right now from Softpedia.

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