Samba iconSamba 4.1.12

A free and open source and free utility that gives network administrators the freedom to setup configure and use the desired system and equipment
Samba is a practical and easy to configure Windows interoperability suite that provides essential print and file services to SMB and CIFS clients. CIFS and SMB are protocols that allow computers to share documents, printers and more.

The Samba toolkit includes a SMB server that offers a Windows NT and LAN Manager-style file as well as print services to SMB clients.

The toolkit uses the TCP/IP protocol and, if configured properly, it can help the host to effortlessly interact with a Microsoft Windows client or server.

Samba also includes a replacement for domain controllers, and also a file/print server that which acts as a member.

On top of that, Samba gives you fast access to a FPT like SMB client which enables you to access  PC printers and discs from Unix and other similar operating systems.

Samba also provides an extension to backup PCs as well as a tool that supports NT administrative functionality.

Beside the file and print serving capabilities, the Samba project also comes with features that improve the client functionality, ease the migration process and aid the interoperability with windows and various administration tools.

How to install from source: Expand the downloaded archive, open a Terminal window, go to Samba's folder and run the following commands from the command line:

sudo make install

last updated on:
September 9th, 2014, 7:49 GMT
file size:
19.5 MB
developed by:
Samba Team
license type:
operating system(s):
Mac OS X
binary format:
Home \ Network/Admin


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What's New in This Release:
  • Major enhancements:
  • New parameter "winbind request timeout" has been added (bug #3204). Please see smb.conf man page for details.
  • Fix smbd crashes when filename contains non-ascii character (bug #10716).
  • dnsserver: Handle updates of tombstoned dnsNode objects (bug #10749).
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