Ralph Boehme, working at SerNets own SAMBA team, was appointed as official member of the SAMBA CoreTeam. The independent team consists of 40 people from all over the world who contribute regularly to SAMBA and have direct write access to the repository.
Preceding, Boehme contributed many patches especially regarding interoperability with Mac OS. He intends to further add his Netatalk/NetAFP expertise to the CoreTeam and take the chance to broaden his overall SAMBA know-how.
In total, six SerNet colleagues are now CoreTeam members. Besides Boehme those are Karolin Seeger, Michael Adam, Björn Jacke, Volker Lendecke and Stefan Metzmacher.
The SAMBA team at SerNet has published new EnterpriseSAMBA packages in September.
Available are 4.0.22 und 4.1.12 for various SUSE and RedHat platforms as well as for Debian GNU/Linux and Ubuntu
Please note that you need to register at the EnterpriseSAMBA portal to access the packages.
As of now verinice 1.8 is ready for download. The new version of the open source tool for your information security management (ISMS) has been put together with the users comfort and ease in mind.
Among the innovations in verinice 1.8, which has been published by SerNet GmbH, are: The management of deadlines for tasks, removing no longer needed objects with repeated imports, new rules for access permissions, breadcrumbs in the object representation, automated addressing (CC / BCC) in mails and the ability to specify a source for report templates.
Seemingly small changes - that have great effect. Alexander Koderman, team lead of Certs & Audit at SerNet, says: "The new version primarily increases the comfort for the user." In his opinion information security management is already a complex field that will further increase in necessity as well as in complexity. "The original idea of verinice always was to make ISMS easier." And that's exactly what version 1.8 tries to accomplish.
In accordance verinice development manager Daniel Murygin stresses: "With verinice 1.8 we have consistently continued on the path to provide a well-to-use ISMS tool that maps complex relationships - and is still a full-grown open source software." For planned versions the mission statement is to further simplify working with the ISMS tool and make it more comfortable. Koderman: "Of course we benefit greatly from the feedback of verinice users who were also the basis for version 1.8." These suggestions are a valuable asset to optimize the ISMS tool in the future.
For more information about the update see the release notes at http://www.verinice.org/verinice-support/release-notes/
The Storage Developer Conference (SDC) will take place in Santa Clara (Kalifornien, USA) September 15 - 18. SerNet participates as "Silver Sponsor". Members of our SAMBA team will be there to inform you about all SAMBA has to offer. They will also add to the agenda with their talks.
On Tuesday, September 16, Michael Adam starts his talk "smbstatus" at 1 pm (PDT). Adam, SAMBA Team Lead at SerNet, takes a look at All-Active Clustering, RDMA and SMB Direct as well as the starting development of Hyper-V for SAMBA. He describes the advanced SMB3-features from the perspective of a SAMBA developer and the challenges entangled with it.
Stefan Metzmacher, developer at SerNet and member of the internationalen SAMBA team, reports about "A New DCERPC Infrastructure for Samba". On Wednesday, September 17., he'll talk about the recent DCERPC-implementation from 3:05 pm. Metzmacher promotes the new infrastructure that will combine all DCERPC implementations and add important new features.
"Scalable CHANGE_NOTIFY", is the topic of the talk Volker Lendecke will give at Wednesday, September 17, from 4:05 till 4:55 pm. Lendecke, developer at SerNet and member of the international SAMBA team as well, concerns himself with the history of CHANGE_NOTIFY. Lendeckes talk looks at the now implemented very well scalable and low-overhead implementation of recursive CHANGE_NOTIFY.
All talks will be available as slides after the SDC 2014 closes its doors. Please check back with us for updates.
The SAMBA team at SerNet released new EnterpriseSAMBA Packages. 4.0.21 und 4.1.11 are available for download as of now - the security releases address CVE-2014-3560. For more details see the EnterpriseSAMBA News.
To access the packages you need to register at EnterpriseSAMBA Portal first.