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SerNet sponsors SDC 2017

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SerNet is part of the Storage Developer Conference (SDC) as Silver Sponsor. The SDC, hosted by SNIA, will take place from September 11 - 14 in Santa Clara (California, USA). In addition to the Samba developer team, SerNet is also present with its sales team and information about SAMBA+.

Ralph Böhme and Stefan Metzmacher, members of the international Samba team and Samba developers at SerNet, also contribute to the SDC program. Stefan Metzmacher will be speaking on  "Windows Authentication With Multiple Domains and Forests" on Wednesday, September 13, from 1:00 pm to 1:50 pm local time in room Lafayette / San Tomas. The talk provides an overview of the authentication protocols used in Samba (Kerberos, NTLMSSP and Netlogon Secure Channel). As well as their limitations, different trust levels, and the status of Samba as AD DC regarding trust.

"Understanding and Improving Samba Fileserver Performance" is the lecture by Ralph Böhme. Also on Wednesday, September 13, he will talk about the work that was put into the optimization of the file server performance of Samba last year from 2:00 pm to 2:50 pm (local time) in room Lafayette / San Tomas.

 


09/11/2017
2017, SerNet, Events, SAMBA


sambaXP 2017 - schedule is public

sambaXP 2017 is the 16th event of the yearly Samba show and a nice anniversary if written in hex: 0x10 :-) The schedule is fully packed with talks from the international samba team, from customers with user experience reports and vendors that integrate Samba into their products.

The complete schedule has been published on http://sambaXP.org. Registration is open for the conference on Wednesday and Thursday and an optional Tutorial with Stefan Kania on Tuesday to refresh your Samba skills.

This year's conference again is about the progress and future roadmap of Samba - but also the time to look back on the existing code: After a first analysis Samba is not vulnerable regarding the Shadow Broker attacks - but even besides this annoying facts there are bugs and other challenges in Samba to report about.

The organisers at SerNet love to report that Google, Microsoft and Red Hat again appear as partners and sponsors of sambaXP. With their support all Samba team members can attend the show for free and students and other younger folks can be given cost reducing grants.

This conference is dedicated to Lars Müller, who died in 2016 after long illness. He was a long term Samba Team member, a good friend of many people at SerNet and a diligent sambaXP participant.


04/17/2017
2017, Events, SAMBA, SerNet


SAMBA+ with GlusterFS support

After releasing new packages für SAMBA+ 4.5.3, 4.4.8 and 4.3.13 SerNet's Samba team added a new package to SAMBA+, enabling users to configure and run a GlusterFS based cluster with SAMBA+.

GlusterFS is an OpenSource scale-out network-attached storage file system, initiated in 2005 by Z Research and acquired by Red Hat in 2011. The GlusterFS packages for SAMBA+ are available for SAMBA+ Linux platforms like CentOS, Debian and others - but not SUSE Linux.

These packages are included in a SAMBA+ subscription which can be purchased at the SAMBA+ Shop, detailed information and prices are listed there. The subscriptions bought at the SAMBA+ shop are managed at our platform OPOSSO. Users can activate their subscriptions here and manage access credentials.


12/29/2016
SerNet, SAMBA, 2017


sambaXP 2017 - Call for Papers and Early Bird Tickets

From May 2nd to 4th 2017 SerNet and the international Samba.Team will host the next sambaXP. The Call for Papers and sale of "Early Bird" tickets has started already. The conference returns to Göttingen and the Hotel Freizeit In after the journey to Berlin last year. And it is a perfect birthday - if you are a nerd and regard this conference as Number 0x10 in hexadecimal :-)

The "Call for Papers" section at  sambaxp.org offers all information about the conference topics and more details. Abstracts can be submitted until February 28th 2017. Technical presentations are welcome as are case studies. The conference language is English. However, the organizing team would be glad to see submissions in German or any other language as well.

"Early Bird" tickets for the two conference days are available at 399 Euros until February 28th 2017. As usual the sambaXP kicks off on Tuesday (May 2nd) with a tutorial: Tickets for "Managing Samba 4 as domain controllers and Implementing domain trusts" are priced 450 Euro.

Team co-founder Jeremy Allison is chairman of the sambaXP 2017 like last year.

The sambaXP 2017 is dedicated to long time Samba team member Lars Müller, who died early October 2016 after at the age of 46.


11/13/2016
Events, SAMBA, 2016


15. sambaXP in retrospect: Audio recordings and slides

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From May 10th - 12th 2016 the 15th SAMBA eXPerience took place. The conference was hosted by SerNet and the international Samba Team. Audio recordings and slides of the presentations are now available at www.sambaxp.org.

This year the sambaXP made it to Berlin for the first time. Despite of the new venue the event was a meeting point for developers and users from around the world which was also reflected in the variety of topics: Stefan Metzmacher kicked off the conference with a deep insight into Badlock (audio / slides), while Denis Cardon told "Samba 4-AD, it works: stories of battles fought and won" (audio / slides). Cardons lecture is a proven toolbox to prepare and execute the migration of large networks to Samba4-AD.


07/11/2016
SerNet, Events, SAMBA, 2016


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