The SerNet organizing committee has presented the program for this year's sambaXP. It is the 20th conference in the "samba eXPerience" series. Like last year, it will take place purely virtually via Zoom. The presentations are aimed at both developers and users. Tickets can be booked via the conference website at https://sambaXP.org. Participation in sambaXP and the IO Lab is free of charge.
The sambaXP 2021 is sponsored by Google, Microsoft and SerNet.
Workshops and lectures at sambaXP 2021
sambaXP starts on May 4th with the traditional workshop day. This year Stefan Kania will deal with the topic "Setting up Samba as a print server" from 3 pm to 9:30 pm CEST. The participation fee for this is 50 euros. A free two-hour workshop on "Integrating SAMBA+ AIX into an existing AD domain" will be offered by Björn Jacke from SerNet.
To enable as many people as possible worldwide to participate, the presentations will also start at 3 pm (CEST) on May 5. Nadine Dreymann from the organizing committee of SerNet: "Last year we saw excellent results with the virtual conference and were able to bring participants and speakers from different time zones together." Jeremy Allison, chairman of sambaXP, kicks things off with his talk on using samba code in Google Chromebooks. This year's topics include development insights such as "Samba AD DC Cockpit UI" and "Reverse engineering the Windows SMB server," as well as application experiences "Troubleshooting clustered Samba in Enterprise environments" and "Experience running a clustered Samba gateway for CERNBox."
SerNet's Samba team also contributes current topics to the program:
- Stefan Metzmacher: Samba Multi-Channel/io_uring Status Update.
- Ralph Böhme: The New VFS
- Volker Lendecke: Socket activation for Samba's RPC services
Details on all presentations can be found on the conference page.
A Microsoft-sponsored SMB Interoperability Lab (IO Lab) will also be held online from Wednesday to Friday (May 5, 3 pm to May 7, 9 pm CEST). In the IO Lab, participants* will collaboratively test their implementations of SMB3, identify and troubleshoot issues in a collaborative environment. SMB implementations that are still in the development phase are also welcome. The IO Lab is sponsored by Microsoft and conducted in Microsoft Teams.