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Recommended update for Samba


(Last modified: 03SEP2004)

solutions Recommended update for Samba SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (85908c623220587076f01abce73a0bbd)

Applies to

Product(s): SUSE LINUX Retail Solution 8
SuSE Linux School Server for i386
SuSE Linux Standard Server 8
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for x86
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IPF
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM iSeries and IBM pSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM S/390 and IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for AMD64
SuSE Linux Openexchange Server 4

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.
A wrong counter and pointer handling in samba-vscan sometimes lead to a crashed Samba (smbd) process.
Broken Distributed File Service (DFS) support for Microsoft Windows XP and 2003 client systems.
Please ensure to restart your Samba services as user root with the commands:
rcnmb try-restart rcwinbind try-restart rcrcsmb try-restart


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,samba-client,samba-vscan.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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