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[ale] Samba 2.0 released. (fwd)
- Subject: [ale] Samba 2.0 released. (fwd)
- From: mhw at wittsend.com (Michael H. Warfield)
- Date: Thu, 14 Jan 1999 23:31:31 -0500 (EST)
Several people asked me about the Samba 2.0 release at tonight's ALE
meeting... Well... Here's the promised announcement, from Jeremy Allison,
that was waiting in my mail queue when I got home. So I lied... It wasn't
a week, it wasn't days, it was HOURS!
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Subject: Samba 2.0 released.
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Samba Team Releases Samba 2.0
World's Fastest Windows Server Software
Canberra, Australia, January 1999. The Samba Team is pleased to announce Samba
2.0, a major new release of the award winning Open Source UNIX_ file and print
server suite for Microsoft Windows _ clients.
World's Fastest Windows File Server
Samba 2.0 has been benchmarked using the Ziff-Davis NetBench _ benchmarking
suite, as the world's fastest Windows server, achieving 193 megabits per second
file serving performance on a Silicon Graphics _ Origin 200 _ server with 60
Integration into Windows NT Domains
Samba 2.0 features the first non-Microsoft implementation of the Windows NT
Domain authentication protocols, allowing a Samba 2.0 server to be seamlessly
integrated into an existing Windows NT Domain. Samba 2.0 is free from client
license fees and is the perfect way to add additional high performance Windows
file servers using existing UNIX or low cost Linux_ machines.
New Easy to use Administration
Samba 2.0 features the Samba Web Administration Tool (SWAT) allowing a Samba 2.0
server to be easily administered via any Web browser from any client. SWAT
features an integrated help system and the ability to change user passwords on
any Samba or Microsoft Windows NT _ server.
Award Winning UNIX and Windows Integration
Samba won the Windows NT Systems Magazine 1998 "Exceptional Products in Systems
Management" award for Unix Connectivity Tools. In the January 1999 awards issue
Samba received the following praise :
"Samba is solid, well documented, and feature rich. It is proof
that commercial quality software can be had for free."
The Leading Choice for Windows Connectivity
Samba has been adopted by Silicon Graphics _ as a supported product, Samba for
IRIX. Silicon Graphics said of Samba :
"Samba for IRIX provides the best combination of features,
performance, and data integrity among the available software
solutions for serving files via the SMB/CIFS protocol from UNIX."
Samba is also the leading choice of "Thin Server" vendors, who integrate Samba
in their products to provide file service to Windows desktops. Samba is used by
leading vendors such as Cobalt Networks Inc. in their Cobalt Qube _
microserver, Whistle Communications _ in their Whistle InterJet _ Internet
connectivity solution, Corel Computer Corp. _ in their NetWinder _ GS server,
and by Realm Information Technologies _ in their REALM _ Universal Server
product. Realm Information Technologies said of Samba :
"REALM chose SAMBA for numerous reasons: it was Open Source, very
well supported, easily available and cost effective. Little did
we know that we were getting incredible performance and
stability. Our choice of SAMBA provides our customers with file
services that are some of the fastest available on the market
Open Source Robustness and Flexibility
As an Open Source product, Samba 2.0 comes with the complete source code to all
components of the software. This leads to the legendary Open Source software
stability and complete customer flexibility demanded in today's high
file serving environments. In addition, Samba 2.0 is commercially supported by a
worldwide list of corporations and consultants, competing to provide the
customer with world class customer support. A listing of support options is
available at http://www.samba.org.
Year 2000 Compliant
Samba 2.0 is fully Y2K compliant.
Here's what some of our customers have to say about Samba.
Daniel Petzen of Ericsson Microwave Systems (a wholly owned subsidiary of
Ericsson) writes :
We've been running Samba for about a year and a half. We have
approximately 700 simultaneous users on 5 UNIX servers serving
different NT domains. On our main domain Samba-server we have
approximately 500 users and more than 900 connections during the
main part of working hours. The server (a Sun E450) is humming
along with an average workload of 0.15. None of the servers have
ever crashed or failed to function properly due to Samba.
Needless to say: We're quite, quite impressed over here. Thank
you for a wonderful program.
Dr. Curtis J. Hoff, President, Hoff and Associates, Inc., says :
"Samba is the critical component enabling Hoff and Associates to
successfully migrate from an all Unix environment to a mixed NT
workstation / Unix compute server environment. Ease of use,
performance, robustness and, of course, cost are some of Samba's
David Wolf, President, Computer Planet, says :
"As RedHat's only Hardware Partner in Canada, we rely on Samba to
provide us with stable, secure, fast and error free
communications between our exclusive line of Linux servers and
our customer's legacy Windows systems. Samba is perhaps the finest
product we have encountered in a long, long time. It does what it
says it does--in fact, it works better and faster than the native
Windows NT file sharing capabilities!"
Chris Peck, Computer Systems Engineer, College of William & Mary, Williamsburg,
VA says :
"The College of William and Mary began testing Samba in the
Spring of 1998. Our test worked out so well that we decided to
implement it throughout the campus in time for the Fall semester
of 1998. The combination of Unix and Samba has more than met our
goals of providing an extremely flexible and robust environment.
We are currently using Samba to serve 10755 users on 2800 client
Getting Samba 2.0
Samba 2.0 is available now from the Samba Web site and all worldwide mirrors.
Samba 2.0 is fully portable, POSIX compliant software that runs on a variety of
UNIX and UNIX-like systems including AIX _, DG/UX _, FreeBSD, HPUX_, IRIX _,
Linux_, SCO OpenServer _, Solaris _, and UnixWare _.
About the Samba Team
The Samba Team is a worldwide group of computer professionals working together
via the Internet to produce the highest quality Open Source Windows protocol
(SMB/CIFS) server software. They may be contacted at the email address :
samba-bugs at samba.org.
| Samba - "Opening Windows to a Wider World" |
----- End of forwarded message from Jeremy Allison -----
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