New Samba 4 preview launched


New Samba 4 preview launched

Tash Shifrin

Samba has launched a second preview version of its open-source Samba 4 software, inviting feedback from users, managers and developers.

Samba produces software that enables interoperability between Linux or Unix servers and Windows clients. Samba 4 is designed to support the Active Directory logon protocols used by Windows 2000 and above.

The technology preview launch follows three years of development work on a new Virtual File System layer for Samba 3. But the company warned that the preview version of Samba 4 should not be used in production environments.

Release notes issued with the technology preview download say: “We recommend against upgrading any production servers from Samba 3 to Samba 4 at this stage.  If you are upgrading an experimental server you should back up all configuration and data.”


Email Alerts

Register now to receive IT-related news, guides and more, delivered to your inbox.
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

COMMENTS powered by Disqus  //  Commenting policy