In the Solaris Express 8/04 release, Samba, which provides file and print services to SMB/CIFS clients, has been upgraded to version 3.0.4. This version fixes several bugs. Samba was previously updated to version 3.0 in the Solaris Express 3/04 release.
Samba provides seamless file and print services to SMB/CIFS clients. Using Samba, you can share a server's disks and printers with many network clients, including the following:
Windows for Workgroups, Windows 95, 98, and ME
Windows NT, 2000, and XP
Two UNIX clients can access file space and printers on any SMB/CIFS server. The first is an ftp-like client. The second client creates a virtual “/smb” directory that provides access to smb-shared directories and printers.
Samba 3.0 updates the SMB file and print server to further improve printing speed. In addition, Samba 3.0 provides the following enhancements:
Adds single sign-on with Active Directory integration
Supports international character sets
Integrates with the LDAP
Replaces NT primary domain controllers (PDCs) and backup domain controllers (BDCs)
For further information, see the Samba man pages. The following command locates these man pages: man -M /usr/sfw/man samba. See also Using Samba, 2nd Edition at http://www.oreilly.com/.