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Samba 3 is the current stable production version of Samba.
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Samba 3 is now EOL.
  
== Samba 3 Features ==
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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.