Displaying items by tag: Samba

The release of version 2.0.0 by the OpenZFS project has some crowing as though some revolutionary new software, which will bring benefits to world+dog, has landed.

Published in Open Sauce

A vulnerability in Samba, the standard Windows interoperability suite of programs for Linux and Unix, can be exploited remotely to gain access to Linux machines that have port 445 exposed.

Published in Security
Saturday, 08 October 2016 07:37

Samba project loses senior developer

The open source Samba project has lost one of its senior contributors with the death of Lars Muller on 1 October.

Published in Open Source

A few days after he mused that there had been no reason for him to blow his stack recently, Linux creator Linus Torvalds has directed a blast at the Software Freedom Conservancy and its distinguished technologist Bradley Kuhn over the question of enforcing compliance of the GNU General Public Licence.

Published in Open Source
Wednesday, 01 June 2016 11:13

Samba releases client for ChromeOS

The Samba project, the standard Windows interoperability suite of programs for Linux and Unix, has released a client for ChromeOS.

Published in Open Source

Eleven years after he rocked the Linux community by withdrawing the non-commercial version of BitKeeper, his source code management system, Larry McVoy has finally been forced to open source the application.

Published in Open Sauce
Wednesday, 11 April 2012 11:17

Samba issues fix for remote root flaw

The Samba team has released a fix for a vulnerability that could have allowed an attacker to execute code remotely as the root user from an anonymous connection.

Published in Open Source
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Thursday, 03 November 2011 11:15

Microsoft contributes code to Samba under GPL


It is not unusual for the Samba project, an award-winning free software file, print and authentication server suite for Windows clients, to receive code contributions to add a new feature or to fix an existing bug.

Published in Open Sauce
Friday, 14 October 2011 13:29

Samba to allow corporate code contributions

The Samba project has decided to allow corporate contributions of code, according to a message posted to its mailing lists by senior developer Jeremy Allison.

Published in Open Source
Wednesday, 10 August 2011 10:13

New Samba release ready for download

For its developers, Samba 4 is the holy grail. When they make that release, they would be able to offer businesses, 80 per cent of whom use Active Directory for authentication, the freedom to choose a non-Windows server environment and yet enjoy all the benefits of Active Directory.

Published in Open Source
Thursday, 24 March 2011 10:16

Apple drops Samba from OSX: report

The decision of the Samba project to move its licensing from the GNU General Public Licence 2 to version 3 appears to have resulted in the exclusion of the software from Apple's Mac OSX operating system.

Published in Open Sauce
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Saturday, 23 January 2010 09:40

Telling it like it is, the Allison way

He's the man with a conscience in the computer industry. Not too many of them around these days, an era when people attach the name "open source" to anything in a bid to attract funding.
Published in Open Sauce
Friday, 22 January 2010 06:23

LCA 2010: Keeping patent trolls at bay

Free software is likely to come under increasing attack from patent holders in the years ahead and therefore developers themselves need to understand the basics of patents, free software luminary Andrew Tridgell said today.

Published in Open Sauce
Thursday, 21 January 2010 07:07

LCA 2010: Allison warns of patent traps in Mono

Patents are the only threat that Microsoft can brandish against free and open source software and that is exactly why people should be wary of the Mono project, free software advocate and Samba hacker Jeremy Allison told a packed auditorium at the 11th LCA today.

Published in Open Sauce
Wednesday, 20 January 2010 23:42

LCA 2010: Tridge and the art of education

It takes a lot of courage to set out on an unexplored course, especially when it comes to academia. There is nothing to compare with the withering scorn that one earns from this community if one sets out on an ambitious course - and then fails miserably.

Published in Open Sauce
Tuesday, 19 January 2010 04:51

LCA 2010: an encounter with the other Andrew

Andrew Bartlett is the other Andrew. He's a team member of the famous Samba project, the brain child of the original Andrew - Tridgell.

Published in Open Sauce
Samba and Mono differ in the ways the two projects have chosen to deal with software patents in the implementation, according to renowned Samba developer Jeremy Allison.
Published in Open Sauce
Just two weeks after Snow Leopard hit the shelves, Apple has released Mac OS X 10.6.1 Update. The company has also issued a security update for its older operating systems.

Tuesday, 01 September 2009 10:19

D-Link camera provides a remote eye on business

D-Link's latest IP security camera doesn't require a special application running on a PC. Instead, it can store footage directly to a file server or NAS device.

Published in Security
Friday, 30 January 2009 18:56

Active Directory for Linux draws closer

You may not consider it a "killer app" but one thing restricting Linux deployment in enterprises is an implementation of Microsoft's Active Directory (AD.) However, AD for Linux is on its way in Samba version 4 and is sure to annhilate a barrier to Linux adoption in business.

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