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it-sa 2014: Get your free eTicket from SerNet

From October 7. to 9. 2014 Nuremberg will host the annual IT security fair it-sa. SerNet and the verinice team will be there - you'll find us in hall 12.0 / 12.0-339

At it-sa you'll get to know everything new about our ISMS tool verinice. You want to know about just released features? You want to know, if verinice is the right Tool for you? You want to express you're thoughts about verinice? We're looking forward to meeting you at our booth. Appointment can be arranged beforehand.


To obtain tickets please mail us at itsa@remove-this.sernet.de. Well send a code for a free e-ticket. The voucher can be redeemed at http://www.it-sa.de/voucher starting August 26.

verinice, 2014, Events, SerNet

13. sambaXP: audio recordings, pictures and slides available online

The 13th sambaXP took place from May 13. to 16. in Göttingen. SerNet as the main organizer of the event welcomed 90 participants from all around the world at Hotel Freizeit In. Slides and audio recordings covering nearly all talks are available at sambaXP.org as of now. 

The sambaXP traditionally lasts four days and is composed of tutorial, two conference days and a final BarCamp. The presentations ranged from "How I learned to love Sharing Violation" (Richard Sharpe / Panzura), "μSAMBA - Scaling SAMBA Down to Micro Server" (Kai Blin / MPG) and "Experiences of Applying SAMBA Enterprise NAS Products" (Ingo Meents / IBM) to "OpenStack and SAMBA" (Simo Sorce / Red Hat). In his keynote Sven Oehme (IBM) discussed "SAMBA from the perspective of IBM" and depicted the relationship between the General Parallel File System (GPFS) and SAMBA. 

The participants of the sambaXP included mainly members of the international core team, luminaries of the SAMBA development, and employees of large companies. Accordingly, lectures and discussions about SAMBA were on a high level. "Thus, also this SambaXP was a great success," said Dr. Chen-Yu Lin, who at SerNet is responsible for organizing the event. SerNet CEO Dr. John Loxen adds: "We also make the lectures available in retrospect to provide permanent access to valuable information." Development and the use of SAMBA are located worldwide, but not everyone could arrive to Germany - so it's the conference records job to spread the free thought behind SAMBA further.

Impressions from sambaXP 2014 are located at http://sambaxp.org/past-conferences/sambaxp-2014.html The SAMBA team looks forward to further discussing the topics of sambaXP. To join the conversation visit "TALK" at http://samba.org

SerNet, Events, SAMBA, 2014

SerNet expands Apple Support - NetAFP joins SerNet

SerNet is joined by Ralph Böhme from NetAFP to further strengthen the SAMBA team. Böhme is the main developer of Netatalk, a free AFP implementation for Linux servers. The step comes as a response to current changes in the protocol landscape: The release of MacOS X 10.9 ("Maverick") made SMB the preferred network protocol for exchanging data. Apple placed its own protocol AFP in the second row.

Netatalk plays a role similar to Samba in terms of the SMB protocol used by Microsoft. SAMBA specialist SerNet reinforces the team of SAMBA developers as well as the on-site AFP expertise by hiring Böhme. Furthermore he implements his project NetAFP into the development of SerNet. In consequence a scalable migration support for the conversion from AFP to SMB will be available for Netatalk users worldwide.

"Many users and manufacturers use Netatalk as Linux servers for Apple clients. Over the next two years, they need to migrate to SMB," says Ralph Böhme. "The merger with the global SAMBA support at SerNet means to keep the open source expertise from Netatalk alive and infuse it in the best free SMB Stack out there."

The coming weeks will see a variety of properties from Netatalk being ported to SAMBA in order to yet improve the support of Apple clients. These features include the consistent access to data with Netatalk via SAMBA and run-time interoperability through integrated file-locking. The Apple-compatible support for commonly used special characters in file names will be available soon. In addition, the Spotlight indexing and search with SAMBA for Apple clients will be possible in the future.

About SerNet:
The SerNet GmbH is the global technological market leader in services around the open source software SAMBA. SerNet is the only systems integrator worldwide who has members of the SAMBA core team under contract. 

About SAMBA:
SAMBA is the most important free software alternative for SMB servers, especially in the Windows environment. See http://www.samba.org. SerNet is the main provider of SAMBA support and maintains a wide range of ready compiled Samba packages for different platforms. See also http://EnterpriseSamba.com.

SerNet, SAMBA, 2013

Security flaw in Samba: SerNet packages not affected

Today the Samba team issued a news posting about a  security issue in Samba. The packages provided by SerNet are not affected by this vulnerability.

Even though an update is not necessare by security reasons SerNet still recommends to update Samba to latest release.

SAMBA, 2010

Call for Paper: samba eXPerience 2010

From May 3rd to 7th 2010 developers and users will meet again in Goettingen, Germany at the ninth international Samba conference, the "samba eXPerience 2010".

The sambaXP is the leading event with focus on the most important free alternative to proprietary SMB/CIFS servers.

The call for papers and early bird registration are open until January 31st 2010. Please find all necessary information at the conference site:


For detailled indormation about the conference topics refer to the section"Call for Papers" on the website.

Before the conference, there will be a tutorial about clustering with Samba.

The sambaXP week will start on Monday with a two day advanced workshop in English for those who want to upgrade their Samba knowledge.

Chairman of the sambaXP is again John Terpstra, early Samba Team member and well known author regarding Samba and related fields.

The conference is kindly supported by our sponsors GOOGLE and INTEL.

About SAMBA:
Samba is an Open Source/Free Software suite that provides seamless file and print services to SMB/CIFS clients. Samba is freely available under the GNU General Public License, see www.samba.org.

About SerNet:
SerNet is the leading european samba supporter, see www.sernet.de.

contact: Ms. Chen-Yu Lin / Mr. Johannes Loxen (LOC)
           SerNet GmbH
           Bahnhofsallee 1b
           37081 Goettingen
           Tel: +49 551 370000 0
           Fax: +49 551 370000 9
           Email: info@sambaxp.org

SAMBA, 2010

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