Solaris 10 What's New

Samba Enhancements

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:

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:

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