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13 January 2009, 16:36

Samba conference call for papers

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The organisers of the eighth international conference on Samba, have sent out a call for papers. The Samba eXPerience, which runs from April 20th to the 24th, 2009 at the Leisure Hotel in Göttingen, Germany, has as its primary focus one of the most important products in the open source world. Samba is a free software re-implementation of SMB/CIFS networking protocol, originally developed by Australian Andrew Tridgell. It runs on various Unix like systems such as Linux, Solaris, BSD etc. and provides file and print services for Microsoft clients.

The submission deadline for papers is the 28th of January and submissions should cover such issues as clustering, authentication and Group Policy Objects, file systems, Linux as CIFS client and legal issues. The 2009 conference, organised by SerNet, is to be chaired by veteran John Terpstra and will focus on the acceleration of development on the path towards version 4.0, following last years release by Microsoft of client specifications.

The latest stable release is Samba 3.2.7 and the current development code is Samba 3.3.0rc2 (source code).


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