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Samba 3.6 Brings SMB2 Support

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Published on 10 August 2011 09:48 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software
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Samba, the leading open-source implementation of Microsoft's SMB/CIFS networking protocol, has reached version 3.6 with a handful of new features.

Samba 3.6 has support for Microsoft's new SMB2 file serving protocol that was originally introduced in Windows Vista, there's a brand new a-synchronous server architecture delivering performance enhancements for this new support, and the SMB2 server is compatible with Windows 7 clients.

Outside of Samba 3.6 bearing SMB2 support, there's improved (completely re-written) printing support, improved clustered file server support, simplified identity mapping, and greater reliability.

More information on Samba 3.6 can be found in the project's news announcement.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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