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SAMBA+ 4.9.0 released: SerNet sponsors improvements

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SerNet released the first SAMBA+ packages of the 4.9 release series. One of the new features is improved support for trusted domains when Samba is running as Active Directory Domain Controller (AD DC).

This main improvement was made possible by a development sponsorship from SerNet in the six-figure range. Stefan Metzmacher, long time Samba team member and valued SerNet colleague, worked on the topic. Detials are listed in the news at samba.plus.

The new 4.9 series includes many improvements and features, which are documented in the Samba 4.9.0 release notes. dokumentiert sind. Da es sich um die ersten SAMBA+ Pakete für die Samba 4.9-Release-Reihe handelt, empfehlen wir, vor dem Upgrade gründlich zu testen und die Release Notes sorgfältig zu lesen! Aufgrund größerer Änderungen sind vor allem der Abschnitt "CTDB-Änderungen" und die dort enthaltenen Anweisungen wichtig, wenn CTDB im Einsatz ist.

Since this is the first release of SAMBA+ packages for the Samba 4.9 release series, we recommend to test thoroughly before upgrading and read the release notes carefully! Due to major changes, users should pay a visit to the Samba release notes to carefully read the 'CTDB changes' section and instructions if they use CTDB.

Packages are available for various SUSE and Red Hat platforms as well as for Debian GNU/Linux and Ubuntu.

With the release of Samba 4.9 former release series change their status as follows: Samba 4.8 enters maintenance mode, Samba 4.7 enters security releases only mode. As Samba 4.6 is discontinued, SAMBA+ 4.6 will still be available as SAMBA+ LTS. We created a matrix to clarify, which Samba versions are still included in SAMBA+ LTS. Also, the new 4.9 packages won’t be available for some distributions any longer. Please have a look at the SAMBA+ how-to at OPOSSO.

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it-sa 2018: Exclusive insights into verinice 1.17

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Booth 204 in Hall 9 at it-sa 2018 is the place to go for everyone who wants to take a look at the latest developments in verinice. it-sa – the annual trade fair and meeting place for the IT security industry – will take place from October 9 to 12 in Nuremberg. SerNet will be there with verinice partners.

The verinice.TEAM of SerNet will be accompanied by Cassini, IT-InfoSec, neam, SILA Consulting and TÜV TRUST IT.  They are all part of the verinice.PARTNER network and are happy to pass on their expertise on site. Together, SerNet and the partners will present verinice and provide insights into verinice 1.17, which will be published soon after it-sa. In addition, the partners will present their own services such as the establishment of a management system for information security, consulting for e.g. BSI IT Baseline Protection, ISO 27001 and ISIS12, audits, or support on the way to certification. c.a.p.e IT GmbH will present the integration between verinice.PRO and KIX Professional. uib will also be there, presenting opsi – the Open Source Client Management System.

Would you like to get to know verinice in general or specific contents such as the data protection module? Would you like to take a look at our implementation of the Modernized IT Baseline Protection and the Compendium? Would you like to know whether verinice is the right tool for you? Would you like to get to know some of our verinice.PARTNERS and their range of services? Then we look forward to welcoming you. We would also be happy to arrange a meeting with you in advance! Please send us an e-mail to itsa@remove-this.sernet.de.
 

Voucher codes

You can get free visitor tickets for a visit to it-sa via SerNet. To do this, visit http://www.it-sa.de/voucher/ and enter the voucher code A391225. With a visitor ticket, you can explore it-sa from 9 a.m. on any day.

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SerNet at SDC 2018: Talks and informationen

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This year’s SDC - Storage Developer Conference will take place from September 24 to 27, 2018 in Santa Clara (California/USA). SerNet supports the SNIA hosted event again as silver sponsor. We will also be present with a sales team and a lot of information about SAMBA+, especially SAMBA+ for OEM and SAMBA+ LTS.

In addition, our Samba developer team will be attending and give the following talks:

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sambaXP: CfP for 2019 started, 2018 documentation is online

sambaXP 2018 – sponsored by Google, Microsoft and redhat – brought together the international Samba team again. People from all around the globe gathered in Goettingen and talked shop about current samba topics for several days. The annual success is an incentive for organiser SerNet to create another great SAMBA eXPerience in 2019. Therefore we are pleased to announce the date for sambaXP 2019 already: The conference will take place June 4-6, 2019 at Hotel Freizeit In in Goettingen.

The Call for Papers for sambaXP 2019 has started as well. Talks should be submitted until February 28, 2019. The program committee will decide shortly after that and notifications of acceptance will be send out until March 8, 2019. SerNet and the Samba team are looking forward to submissions about SAMBA and the broader challenges of data management. Technical talks, user reports and presentations about future projects are welcome. The conference language is English, although proposals (in English) for talks in other languages will be considered gladly. Paper registration and paper submission can be done online only via the registration form on https://sambaxp.org.

As for the sambaXP 2018: Slides and audio recordings are online now. All of them can be downloaded individually or as a package from the conference page https://sambaxp.org.

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Collaboration improves the SMB protocol

How ownCloud and SerNet worked together to improve the SMB protocol, is described in a new blog post from ownCloud. Read about it in the article "Windows Network Drive integration benefits from Samba contributions".

The text emphasizes, how Open Source Collaboration can prove to be an important and stimulatory factor for projects. In this case, ownCloud engineers worked together with longtime Samba expert Volker Lendecke at SerNet. This resulted in notifications for smb-client implemented in the SMB2 and SMB3 protocol, subsequently boosting performance and bringing more reliability to the windows network drive integration. So – to quote ownCloud: "the professionals at SerNet have your back".

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