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Recommended update for Samba


(Last modified: 03SEP2004)

solutions Recommended update for Samba SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (2153c0ec2e49dfbf61b1da404bd3443b)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE Linux Desktop 1.0

Package: samba
Release: 20040903
Obsoletes: none


People who use the following should update:
  • printing with Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 clients
  • vscan users
  • users with macros in the 'log file' smb.conf option.



Problem description

This version fixes several bugs in the Samba suite.
Microsoft Windows XP clients with installed Service Pack 2 crash the Samba (smbd) process while printing.
Using macros in the smb.conf 'log file' statement might lead to an infinite recursion.
Broken Distributed File Service (DFS) support for Microsoft Windows XP and 2003 client systems.


Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh samba.rpm samba-client.rpm
Please ensure to restart your Samba services as user root with the commands:
rcnmb try-restart rcwinbind try-restart rcrcsmb try-restart

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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