Samba; the stable and fast file and print services
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Andrew Bartlett 91f5b5f3d0 selftest: Remove -d10 from test startup 3 days ago
.github Added redirect from GitHub to GitLab 3 years ago
auth auth:creds: Fix parameter in creds.set_named_ccache() 1 month ago
bootstrap gitlab-ci: Install devel files for tracker-sparql (spotlight backend) 1 month ago
buildtools build: in SAMBA_BINARY use TO_LIST(cflags) 6 days ago
coverity coverity: Add modeling file for Coverity scan 4 years ago
ctdb ctdb-tests: Add tests for mutexes 3 weeks ago
dfs_server lib/util: remove extra safe_string.h file 10 months ago
docs-xml docs-xml: Remove unused manpage entities 17 hours ago
dynconfig dynconfig: Introduce and expose SAMBA_LIBEXECDIR 3 months ago
examples winexe: Some code cleanup and fixes 17 hours ago
file_server s3: Remove --log-stdout from daemons 2 months ago
include build: added placeholder files for public header directories 10 years ago
lib lib:cmdline: Improve doxygen documentation 17 hours ago
libcli libcli:nbt: Migrate nmblookup4 to new cmdline option parser 17 hours ago
libds/common libds: rename UF_MACHINE_ACCOUNT_MASK to UF_TRUST_ACCOUNT_MASK 3 years ago
libgpo gpo: Add GNOME Settings ADMX templates 2 weeks ago
librpc librpc:tools: Migrate ndrdump to new cmdline option parser 17 hours ago
nsswitch nsswitch: Migrate wbinfo to new cmdline option parser 17 hours ago
packaging winbind.service: drop quotes from $WINBINDOPTIONS variable 1 year ago
pidl pidl: Avoid leaving array_size NDR tokens around 3 weeks ago
python python/samba/tests: Remove DCs joined to test samba-tool behaviour 15 hours ago
release-scripts release-scripts/build-manpages-nogit: run make realdistclean at the end 6 years ago
script selftest: Rename offline logon env to ad_member_offlogon 1 month ago
selftest selftest: Remove -d10 from test startup 15 hours ago
source3 s3:modules: Reduce debug level if file doesn't exists on dfs share 3 days ago
source4 python: Streamline option parser of python tools 17 hours ago
testdata regfio: Improve handling of malformed registry hive files 2 years ago
testprogs testprogs/blackbox: Remove joined dc for ldapcmp 15 hours ago
tests tests/sysquotas.c: include jfs/quota.h for 4B test on AIX 2 years ago
testsuite auth3: Remove auth_skel.c 2 months ago
third_party third_party: Update socket_wrapper to version 1.3.3 3 months ago
wintest wintest: py3 telnet.sendline() doesn't like string with ^Z 2 years ago
.bzrignore Add bzrignore symlink. 11 years ago
.gitattributes gitattributes: Ignore .SAMBABACKUP files 3 years ago
.gitignore gitignore: Add .build.log 2 years ago
.gitlab-ci-coverage-runners.yml add .gitlab-ci-coverage.yml for a scheduled build 2 months ago
.gitlab-ci-coverage.yml add .gitlab-ci-coverage.yml for a scheduled build 2 months ago
.gitlab-ci-default-runners.yml .gitlab-ci*.yml: only use shared runners if possible 2 months ago
.gitlab-ci-default.yml add .gitlab-ci-coverage.yml for a scheduled build 2 months ago
.gitlab-ci-main.yml gitlab-ci: Install devel files for tracker-sparql (spotlight backend) 1 month ago
.gitlab-ci-private.yml .gitlab-ci.yml: move the content to .gitlab-ci-main.yml 2 months ago
.gitlab-ci.yml .gitlab-ci.yml: move the content to .gitlab-ci-main.yml 2 months ago
.testr.conf testr: Use waf testonly and create a custom directory for new workers. 7 years ago PEP8: fix E302: expected 2 blank lines, found 1 3 years ago
COPYING r23778: Change to GPLv3. Now to go through all internal source 14 years ago
GPG_AA99442FB680B620_replaces_6F33915B6568B7EA.txt ReleaseKey: add GnuPG key transition statement for the Samba release key 5 months ago
Makefile Makefile: add support for 'make testonly' 5 months ago
PFIF.txt docs: is no longer 1 year ago README.Coding: target Python 3.6+ 11 months ago
README.cifs-utils Update URL in README.cifs-utils 11 years ago
README.contributing Rename Samba's DCO to Samba Developer's Declaration 8 months ago Update with more up to date information 1 year ago Update to point to security releases 1 year ago
VERSION VERSION: Bump version up to 4.15.0pre1... 5 months ago
VFS-License-clarification.txt VFS-License-clarification: minor improvements aligning w/ GPLv3 text 8 months ago
WHATSNEW.txt WHATSNEW: Improved cmdline user experience 16 hours ago
callcatcher-exceptions.grep build: Add exceptions for callcatcher unused function detection 9 years ago
configure build: Move python detection back into waf (instead of in configure and Makefile) 3 years ago
configure.developer lib: Change socket_wrapper to preloadable version. 7 years ago
setup.cfg pep8 tidy up config 6 months ago
wscript build: wscript. Fix the build on FreeBSD with the clang ld.lld-XX linker. 1 month ago
wscript_build s4:lib: Remove obsolete popt cmdline parser 17 hours ago
wscript_build_embedded_heimdal wscript_build_embedded_heimdal: update to handle waf 2.0.4 3 years ago
wscript_build_system_heimdal wscript: port build_system_heimdal to waf 2.0 3 years ago
wscript_build_system_mitkrb5 wscript: port build_system_mitkrb5 to waf 2.0 3 years ago
wscript_configure_embedded_heimdal heimdal_build: Provide C defines showing which Kerberos library is in use 6 days ago
wscript_configure_system_gnutls waf: Check correctly if gnutls has been compiled with fips mode support 2 months ago
wscript_configure_system_heimdal heimdal_build: Provide C defines showing which Kerberos library is in use 6 days ago
wscript_configure_system_mitkrb5 heimdal_build: Provide C defines showing which Kerberos library is in use 6 days ago

About Samba

Samba is the standard Windows interoperability suite of programs for Linux and Unix. Samba is Free Software licensed under the GNU General Public License and the Samba project is a member of the Software Freedom Conservancy. Since 1992, Samba has provided secure, stable and fast file and print services for all clients using the SMB/CIFS protocol, such as all versions of DOS and Windows, OS/2, Linux and many others. Samba is an important component to seamlessly integrate Linux/Unix Servers and Desktops into Active Directory environments. It can function both as a domain controller or as a regular domain member.

For the AD DC implementation a full HOWTO is provided at:

Community guidelines can be read at:

This software is freely distributable under the GNU public license, a copy of which you should have received with this software (in a file called COPYING).


Please see for detailed set-by-step instructions on how to submit a patch for Samba via GitLab.

Samba's GitLab mirror is at


See for details of the Samba Team, as well as details of all those currently active in Samba development.

If you like a particular feature then look through the git change-log (on the web at;a=summary) and see who added it, then send them an email.

Remember that free software of this kind lives or dies by the response we get. If no one tells us they like it then we'll probably move onto something else.



There is quite a bit of documentation included with the package, including man pages and the wiki at

If you would like to help with our documentation, please contribute that improved content to the wiki, we are moving as much content there as possible.


Please do NOT send subscription/unsubscription requests to the lists!

There is a mailing list for discussion of Samba. For details go to or send mail to

There is also an announcement mailing list where new versions are announced. To subscribe go to or send mail to All announcements also go to the samba list, so you only need to be on one.

For details of other Samba mailing lists and for access to archives, see


A few tips when submitting to this or any mailing list.

  1. Make your subject short and descriptive. Avoid the words "help" or "Samba" in the subject. The readers of this list already know that a) you need help, and b) you are writing about samba (of course, you may need to distinguish between Samba PDC and other file sharing software). Avoid phrases such as "what is" and "how do i". Some good subject lines might look like "Slow response with Excel files" or "Migrating from Samba PDC to NT PDC".

  2. If you include the original message in your reply, trim it so that only the relevant lines, enough to establish context, are included. Chances are (since this is a mailing list) we've already read the original message.

  3. Trim irrelevant headers from the original message in your reply. All we need to see is a) From, b) Date, and c) Subject. We don't even really need the Subject, if you haven't changed it. Better yet is to just preface the original message with "On [date] [someone] wrote:".

  4. Please don't reply to or argue about spam, spam filters or viruses on any Samba lists. We do have a spam filtering system that is working quite well thank you very much but occasionally unwanted messages slip through. Deal with it.

  5. Never say "Me too." It doesn't help anyone solve the problem. Instead, if you ARE having the same problem, give more information. Have you seen something that the other writer hasn't mentioned, which may be helpful?

  6. If you ask about a problem, then come up with the solution on your own or through another source, by all means post it. Someone else may have the same problem and is waiting for an answer, but never hears of it.

  7. Give as much relevant information as possible such as Samba release number, OS, kernel version, etc...

  8. RTFM. Google.


A Samba website has been setup with lots of useful info. Connect to:

As well as general information and documentation, this also has searchable archives of the mailing list and links to other useful resources such as the wiki.