Samba 4.1.12 / 4.2.0 RC 1

A free and open source and free utility that gives network administrators the freedom to setup, configure and use the desired system and equipment
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Samba is a handy utility that makes it easy for system and network administrators to easily setup, configure and use various systems and equipment.

Helps you gain access to print and file services

Samba delivers file and print services for different Microsoft Windows clients and it is capable to integrate with a Windows Server domain as a Primary Domain Controllers or as a domain member. The name comes from SMB, short for Server Message Block, the standard protocol used by the Microsoft Windows network file system.

The easy to configure Windows interoperability suite offers essential print and file services to CIFS and SMB clients, straightforward protocols for file and print sharing. Samba uses the TCP/IP protocol and enables the host to interact with a Windows server or client.

Enables you to access and use various servers with ease

Samba also offers a replacement for domain controllers and a reliable file and print server that acts as a member. Thanks to Samba you can gain access to SMB client that enables you to use PC printers and discs directly from your Mac.

On top of that, Samba offers an extension for PC backup, as well as a tool that supports NT administrative functionality. Consequently, Samba helps you with the migration process and supports the interoperability with Windows and other administration tools.

Quickly download and install Samba with a few command lines

In order to successfully install Samba from source you first have to extract the contents of the downloaded archive, open a Terminal window, go to Samba’s folder and run the following commands from the command line:

sudo make install

In conclusion, Samba is a free and open source suite that delivers seamless file and print services to SMB/CIFS clients.

Reviewed by , last updated on October 3rd, 2014

file size:
19.5 MB
license type:
developed by:
Samba Team
operating system(s):
Mac OS X
binary format:
Home \ Network/Admin
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What's New in version 4.2.0 RC 1
  • Transparent File Compression:
  • Samba 4.2.0 adds support for the manipulation of file and folder compression flags on the Btrfs filesystem.
  • With the Btrfs Samba VFS module enabled, SMB2+ compression flags can be set remotely from the Windows Explorer File->Properties->Advanced dialog. Files flagged for compression are transparently compressed and uncompressed when accessed or modified.
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Samba is a practical and easy to configure Windows interoperability suite that provides essential print and file servi...

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