Samba 4 with Active Directory Support

New test version of Samba is available for download. You can check their Release Notes. They’ve spent 3 years in development. It’s still a Technology Preview to allow users, managers and developers to see the progress and get the feedback and support. This means it’s still not a Stable release and they’ve warned that Technology Preview is not secure.

New features of Samba 4:

    Active Directory support
    Built in LDAP Server
    Kerberos implementation
    Integration of user-friendly SWAT
    New VFS (Virtual File System) features
    New java script interface that can talk to samba internals
    Based on LDAP-like Database
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  1. […] Samba 4 Technology Preview 2 is released today. Technology Preview 1 was released on January. Samba is an open source software that allows Unix/Linux system to serve as a file and print server in Windows network. The main feature in Samba 4 is the support for Active Directory logon protocols used in Windows 2000 and above. […]

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