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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
Please see https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Contribute
for detailed set-by-step instructions on how to submit a patch
for Samba via GitLab.
Samba's GitLab mirror is at https://gitlab.com/samba-team/samba
See https://www.samba.org/samba/team/ 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 https://gitweb.samba.org/?p=samba.git;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
There is quite a bit of documentation included with the package,
including man pages and the wiki at https://wiki.samba.org
If you would like to help with our documentation, please contribute
that improved content to the wiki, we are moving as much content there
Please do NOT send subscription/unsubscription requests to the lists!
There is a mailing list for discussion of Samba. For details go to
<https://lists.samba.org/> or send mail to <email@example.com>
There is also an announcement mailing list where new versions are
announced. To subscribe go to <https://lists.samba.org/> or send mail
to <firstname.lastname@example.org>. 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
MAILING LIST ETIQUETTE
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