Samba
Samba
4.11.2

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Samba

4.11.2
29 October 2019

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 4.11.2:
  • BUG 14071: CVE-2019-10218 - s3: libsmb: Protect SMB1 and SMB2 client code from evil server returned names.
  • BUG 12438: CVE-2019-14833: Use utf8 characters in the unacceptable password.
  • BUG 14040: CVE-2019-14847 dsdb: Correct behaviour of ranged_results when combined with dirsync.
  • BUG 12438: CVE-2019-14833 dsdb: Send full password to check password script.

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16 Samba Reviews

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OhEssex
30 October 2009

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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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Version 3.4.3
Thinking-Differently
01 January 2018
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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Version 4.7.4
Derekcurrie
06 August 2014
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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Version 4.1.7
Phoenixdownunder
01 May 2014
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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Version 4.1.7
antoniong
05 August 2013
What is the use of this? OSX has the SMB protocol default built in.
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Version 4.0.8
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neartheredrocks
neartheredrocks
05 August 2013
I also would like to know what the use of this is. I'm using since years a (Linux) file server for my work that gets mounted via Apple's built-in SMB. What advantages would I have by switching to Samba?
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4KarmicJustice
4KarmicJustice
28 August 2014
I hope it replaces Apple's horrid SMB2 implementation in Mavericks with SAMBA and working SMB3... Can't tell if this is it though.
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valdizy
valdizy
26 January 2017
Prior to OS X 10.7 , Apple would bundle SMB with OS X but since the Samba project folks switched to a more restrictive GPL license, Apple would no longer include it since it would require them to open source their own code. SO....the good folks at Apple decided to build their own....IT SUCKS.
My personal experience with the new SMB2 protocol from Apple is that it does not care about file permissions or inheritance on Windows shares.

Example. - Windows File Server in AD environment.
SharedFolder with Modify permissions set for group A.

I have a Mac user with two Macintosh workstations. One Mac A is joined to domain and the user authenticates with domain credentials on Mac A. User accesses SharedFolder via SMB or CIFS and makes a file. Other members of group A cannot access file. Owner of file is user of Mac A.

User of Mac A now uses Mac B. Mac B is not joined to the domain. User connects to same SharedFolder on Windows File Server. User on Mac B creates a file. Members of group A cannot access the file. Owner of file is user of Mac B. Not even user of Mac A can access file. If user of Mac B closes his connection to the Windows SharedFolder, user of Mac B may not be able to access the file.

Good job Apple. There have not been many good jobs at Apple since Jobs.
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cig0
cig0
07 October 2017
That was a fine explanation @valdizy, lots of valuable information for a n3rd like me -- thanks.
However, the punchline was disastrous. Hear my advice: leave that stuff to Louis C.K. and focus on tech stuff.
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SickTeddyBear
30 April 2012
If you're using Lion, then try SMBUp: http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/41541/smbup
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Version 3.6.5
lukewarmmizer
11 August 2011
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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Version 3.6.0
OhEssex
09 August 2011
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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Version 3.6.0
Gn-0000
27 July 2011
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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Version 3.5.10
OhEssex
30 October 2009
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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Version 3.4.3
OhEssex
14 July 2009
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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Version 3.4