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Samba 3 is the current stable production version of Samba.
Samba 3 is now EOL.
== Samba 3 Features ==
The last version was 3.6.25 and this was declared end of life on the 4th of March 2015.
* Stable, scalable File and Print server
* Windows NT and AD domain member
== Samba 3 Roadmap ==
This is a compilation of things that we want to achieve in future versions of Samba 3.
* Easier configurability, more than 300 options in the smb.conf configuration file are way too many
* Internal restructuring to make contributions easier. We have come a long way in this respect since Samba 3.0 days, but we need to improve a lot.
* Share technology with Samba 4. For example almost all RPC code in Samba 3.2 is converted to IDL using the PIDL compiler from Samba 4
* Implement 100% of NTFS semantics as seen by clients:
** NTFS Alternate Data Streams support: This is done in Samba 3.2 with the streams_xattr and streams_depot modules, testing and ideas for different coding schemes for streams are welcome
** Windows-compatible ACLs: On [http://git.samba.org/?p=vl/samba.git/.git;a=shortlog;h=ea_acl] Volker Lendecke has started coding in this area, help is welcome.
** Encrypted File System: This is a completely new area, but now that the Microsoft protocol documentation is available via [http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc216517.aspx], it should be possible to implement
== Compiling Samba 3 ==
Samba has a number of [[build-time configuration options]]. These control options and features that can be useful in specific environments but might not be appropriate for all installations.

Latest revision as of 14:01, 29 February 2020

Samba 3 is now EOL.

The last version was 3.6.25 and this was declared end of life on the 4th of March 2015.