Samba
Samba
4.13.0

5.0

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Samba4.13.0

22 September 2020

File and print server for SMB and CIFS clients.

Overview

Samba is the standard Windows interoperability suite of programs for Linux and Unix.

Samba is Free Software licensed under the GNU General Public License, the Samba project is a member of the Software Freedom Conservancy.

Since 1992, Samba has provided secure, stable and fast file and print services for all clients using the SMB/CIFS protocol, such as all versions of DOS and Windows, OS/2, Linux and many others.

Samba is an important component to seamlessly integrate Linux/Unix Servers and Desktops into Active Directory environments. It can function both as a domain controller or as a regular domain member.

What's new in Samba

Version 4.13.0:
Jeremy Allison:
  • BUG 14497: CVE-2020-1472(ZeroLogon): s3:rpc_server/netlogon: Protect netr_ServerPasswordSet2 against unencrypted passwords.
Günther Deschner:
  • BUG 14497: CVE-2020-1472(ZeroLogon): s3:rpc_server/netlogon: Support "server require schannel:WORKSTATION$ = no" about unsecure configurations.
Gary Lockyer:
  • BUG 14497: CVE-2020-1472(ZeroLogon): s4 torture rpc: repeated bytes in client challenge.
Stefan Metzmacher:
  • BUG 14497: CVE-2020-1472(ZeroLogon): libcli/auth: Reject weak client challenges in netlogon_creds_server_init() "server require schannel:WORKSTATION$ = no".

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16 Reviews of Samba

Thinking-Differently
01 January 2018
Version: 4.7.4

Most helpful

So can this be used to upgrade the Apple SMB in 10.6 and before? If so, how? I volunteer for a group that refurbishes donated computers for benevolent causes in the third world and am not quite sure if this can be used to fix it or not. I looked at the developer site, but didn't find the answers. But it may be that I just didn't know where to look.
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Thinking-Differently
01 January 2018
Version: 4.7.4
So can this be used to upgrade the Apple SMB in 10.6 and before? If so, how? I volunteer for a group that refurbishes donated computers for benevolent causes in the third world and am not quite sure if this can be used to fix it or not. I looked at the developer site, but didn't find the answers. But it may be that I just didn't know where to look.
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Derekcurrie
06 August 2014
Version: 4.1.7
New Versions! CRITICAL SECURITY UPDATE: Samba versions 4.1.11 and 4.0.21 patch CVE-2014-3560 which allows hackers to access superuser control of computers, allowing them to do anything they like. It doesn't get any worse. If you use Samba, update ASAP! More at: http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/08/critical-code-execution-bug-in-samba-gives-attackers-superuser-powers/
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Phoenixdownunder
01 May 2014
Version: 4.1.7
I have used SMS/Samba for many years. Apple SMB doesn't seem to correctly support SMB version 1 which is used on some Fuji and Kyocera printers with Copy/Scan to Share options. Tried Apple Server version but could not get it to work with the printers. Installed Samba, disabled Apple Server SMB, configured with just a simple single share, no print options etc. and it has been stable and fully operational. That particular share is currently available to all users in the building. Works well and reliably. I have added a couple of extra lines into the Apple startup sequence at the UNIX level for the share creation which doesn't affect anything else. I can recommend this software as stable and good stuff. Apple is lazy and is dumbing down a lot of networking software such as NFS, SMB and obviously AppleTalk. Sad. NFS won't work with Debian Linux NFS servers (.dot file issues) and so on. Samba solves at least the SMB problems.
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antoniong
05 August 2013
Version: 4.0.8
What is the use of this? OSX has the SMB protocol default built in.
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SickTeddyBear
30 April 2012
Version: 3.6.5
If you're using Lion, then try SMBUp: http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/41541/smbup
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lukewarmmizer
11 August 2011
Version: 3.6.0
Here is a decent guide to getting samba3 installed on OSX using MacPorts. http://forums.boxee.tv/showthread.php?t=38629
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OhEssex
09 August 2011
Version: 3.6.0
Sigh - I keep eyeing off these new releases and, despite the comment by Yappa a couple years ago, I *still* can't figure out how to install this. The amount of documentation associated with this Samba package is positively daunting and it clearly implies a high degree of unix command line geekery. Take a read of all of the reviews and comments posted here (which go back to 2004) - NOT ONE comment is by anybody who has successfully installed this on a Mac, and that in itself makes a sobering statement. If anybody out there has installed this I would greatly appreciate your feedback and, more importantly, any helpful instructions. Does an installation script exist?
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Gn-0000
27 July 2011
Version: 3.5.10
The 3.5.10 cannot be complied on Mac OS X 10.7 Lion with the latest Xcode. I think this package should be removed from the Macupdate forever because it is no longer work anyway. Just make user to confuse it is a Mac package but actually it does no longer work.
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OhEssex
30 October 2009
Version: 3.4.3
Unlike the wonderful X11 project, this project does not have any prebuilt OS X installer. I went to the Samba website and there's no way your average (heck, even above average) Mac user will be able to get this up and running. Shame, I need to access stuff at work via Samba all the time and I definitely notice issues that presumably a better version would fix.
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OhEssex
14 July 2009
Version: 3.4
Can somebody please comment on how well this integrates with OS X (and Leopard in particular). This is software is not provided as a Mac binary but as a wad of source code. I have to use Samba at work, and there are several issues with either the Mac's shipping version of Samba or the way Samba works at my employer's site. I'm guessing the problem is on the Mac's side... On the Samba website, they have binaries for just about all platforms except for the Mac :-(.
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Maclemon
23 July 2006
Version: 3.0.23a
If only Apple would update their shipped almost two years old version of Samba (3.0.10). Has anyone succeeded in updating Samba on Mac OS X SERVER from source without breaking OpenDirectory integration?
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Anonymous
12 April 2005
Version: 3.0.14
A bit off topic, but does anyone know if Tiger (10.4) has version 3.x of Samba installed? If so, is this helping with MS AD integration (meaning can I do without ADmitMac)?
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Anonymous
28 September 2004
Version: 3.0.7
I don't know if this is a drop-in replacement. I don't use it. But to answer Chris' questions. Samba 3 offers following key features over v2. - Active Directory: Become part of ADS realm as member server and user via LDAP/Kerberos authentication - Unicode fixes including "on-the-fly" negotiation - Rewrite of authentication code. Better configurability - New command "net" similar to Windows' "net" command - Uses NT-style status32-codes for clearer error messages - Better Win 2xk/XP printer support including ability to provide printer attributes in ADS. - Dynamically loadable RPC-modules for passdb-backends and fonts. - Standard dual-demon-support for Winbind. Better performance, too. - Supports migration of NT 4 domain to Samba-domain while keeping user, group and domain SIDs - Support distributed Winbind architecture with LDAP-directory for mapping of SIDs to UIDs/GIDs. - Full support of client/server-signing for full compatibility with Windows 2003 standard settings.
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27 September 2004
Version: 3.0.7
Yes, someone knowledgeable in this area, please respond to Chris' questions.
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Anonymous
27 September 2004
Version: 3.0.7
I would as well be quite interested to hear what anyone has to say about what this does as opposed to the built in Samba, ease of use etc.
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Anonymous
27 September 2004
Version: 3.0.7
A few questions for anyone who's historically been using these Samba releases over the stock Apple-supplied ones: I've never been particularly happy with OS X's standard Samba performance. Would this package improve OS X's handling of Samba shares? Does this act as a drop-in replacement for the stock Samba package? Or would I be better off investigating performance-related tweaks I can make to my existing smb.conf file? Thanks for any comments.
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