It's nearly time for SAMBA eXPerience 2015: And for the first time there is an event App available. From May 19th to May 21st SerNet and the international SAMBA Team organise the annual gathering in Goettingen at the Hotel Freizeit In. The schedule is filled with a variety of lectures and a limited amount of tickets can still be purchased.
The conference starts on Wednesday, May 20th, with the keynote "What Samba needs to do to accomplish user and enterprise requirements. The full agenda is online at http://www.sambaxp.org and integrated in the sambaXP App as well. The App, offered for the first time this year, is designed to make the conference experience as comfortable as possible for the attendants. Information on the sambaXP in general, the schedule as well as abstracts are available and on their fingertips whenever needed. It is online in the PlayStore for Android as well as in the App Store for iOS.
As usual the real SAMBA experience starts with the tutorials on Tuesday, May 19th, and the Barcamp on Thursday afternoon, May 21st. The tutorials cover the topics "Migration to Samba 4" (German only) and "Interoperability Protocol Test Tools Workshop". They offer all-day know-how transfer and concentrated work on one issue. The final Barcamp on Thursdday is an additional opportunity to discuss own Samba topics and to revisit the newly gained impressions from the conference.
SerNets EnterpriseSAMBA 4.2.1 packages have just been released. This is our first stable release of Samba 4.2.
The major enhancements and new features within Samba 4.2 are:
- Clustering support, CTDB as a part of Samba
- vfs_fruit, a VFS module for OS X clients
- vfs_worm, a VFS module for basic WORM (write once read many) support
- Transparent File Compression (with btrfs)
- Previous File Versions with Snapper (with btrfs)
- Bad Password Lockout in the AD DC
- Winbindd/Netlogon improvements
- Winbindd use on the Samba AD DC (instead of internal winbind service)
- Winbind now requires secured connections
- Larger IO sizes for SMB2/3 by default
- SMB2 leases
- Improved DCERPC man in the middle detection
- Overhauled "net idmap" command
- TDB improvements
- Correct defaults in the smb.conf manpages
- Consistent behaviour between samba-tool testparm and testparm
- Smbclient archival improvements
- Messaging improvements
Attention! Please verify that your Samba AD DC was not set up using the classic upgrade method. If the classic-upgrade was used, we highly recommend to NOT upgrade to the new 4.2 release. The bug report contains detailed information on this issue.
Packages are available for various SUSE and RedHat platforms as well as for Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu and now also for SLES 12:
- Download the EnterpriseSAMBA 4.2.1 packages
To access the packages visit the EnterpriseSAMBA Portal - login with your username and accesskey (not password).
March 24th - 26th 2015 marks the date of WHD.global (World Hosting Days) - SerNet will be present as well. We'll be hosting a verinice booth, you're invited to visit us at D12 and dive into the the meet-up of the hosting and internet world at Europa-Park Rust.
The SerNet team is excited to present and talk about verinice as well as the according topics IT-Security, ISMS, ISO 27001 and BSI Baseline Protection. On Thursday (March 26th) SerNet CEO Dr. Johannes Loxen will give a talk about "There is no security without Open Source" (venue "Circus Celebration"). And again we're eager to recruit v.LEUTE (what actually means.... liaison people)! So, have some nice World Hosting Days and come by to participate in this competition.
Planning on visiting the WHD.global 2015? You can redeem this code in order to get a free daypass:
Please visit the WHD registry to get your ticket.
New EnterpriseSAMBA packages are ready to download. The new versions 4.1.17, 4.0.25 and 3.6.25 deal with a critical remote code execution flaw. The security releases address CVE-2015-0240 (Unexpected code execution in smbd).
Please update affected systems as soon as possible. The packages are available at:
- Download the SerNet SAMBA 3.6.25 packages
- Download the SerNet SAMBA 4.0.25 packages
- Download the SerNet SAMBA 4.1.17 packages
The EnterpriseSAMBA packages are available for SUSE and RedHat platforms as well as for Debian GNU/Linux and Ubuntu. To access the packages visit the EnterpriseSAMBA Portal - login with your username and accesskey (not password).
On February 26th and 27th 2015 Berlin will be the venue for the Domain pulse 2015 (conference location at andel's Hotel). The SerNet GmbH will participate at this annual meeting of the domain industry as well.
The Domain pulse is the joint conference of DENIC, nic.at and SWITCH. SerNet will host a booth and give information about IT security as well as verinice, SerNets own OpenSource ISMS tool.