Samba 4.1 Released


New version supports encrypted login for Windows 8 clients.

The Samba project has released Samba 4.1. Samba is a cross-platform solution for Windows-compatible file and print services on heterogeneous networks.
According to the developers, version 4.1 includes “all the technology found in both the Samba4 series and the stable 3.x series.” An important addition is support for encryption with the SMB3 protocol, which provides compatibility with Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8 systems.
Other improvements include server-side copy, which should provide faster copy between server-based directories, as well as improved support for the Btrfs filesystem.
Samba has grown ever more sophisticated through the years and now provides a fairly complete Active Directory environment running on Linux. The latest edition adds faster and more reliable database replication for Samba servers acting as Active Directory domain controllers.
For more information, see the Samba 4.1 release notes.


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