Samba 3.2.1 Released with Enhanced Windows Server 2003/2008 Support

by Todd Ogasawara

The Samba Team released version 3.2.1 on August 5. It includes a bunch of bug patches for the version 3.2 released on July 1. In addition to IPv6 support (has anyone deployed IPv6 seriously and widely???), the release notes indicates a couple of important support items for interoperability with Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and 2008.

  • Full support for Windows 2003 cross-forest, transitive trusts and one-way domain trusts.
  • Support for Active Directory LDAP Signing policy.
  • Support for establishing interdomain trust relationships with Windows 2008.
  • Support for joining into Windows 2008 domains.

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2008-08-06 06:49:27
June 30, 2008 is the deadline set by the US Government's Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for federal agencies to be up and running with IPv6.

Todd Ogasawara
2008-08-06 10:16:38
Swashbuckler: The US Govt. IPv6 initiative is limited to the core and is really an attempt to kick start its use. Here are two articles that discuss what is really happening in that space based on research I conducted on the topic in 2007-08: How feds are dropping the ball on IPv6 and IPv6 profile takes the long view
Dustin Puryear
2008-08-07 07:32:00
Good question about IPv6. Isn't there a DoD mandate that will be coming into play by 2010?
Dustin Puryear
2008-08-07 07:32:41
Oh, June 30, 2008 (via Swashbuckler).

Sooner than I thought. :)