Version 140 (modified by Herwig Bauernfeind, 11 years ago) (diff)

Add EVFSGUI 2.0.2

Samba for eComStation (OS/2)

Samba is a free implementation of the CIFS/SMB protocol for Unix, which allows LAN-Server style file and printer sharing among machines running Windows, Mac OS, Unix or eComStation (OS/2). The goal of this project is to port the Samba server and create Samba clients for eCS (OS/2) in order to replace the functionality of the outdated IBM-LAN-Requester/Peer/Server? components.

The eComStation (OS/2) server port is very fast and stable, and although still incomplete, very usable for daily work. It can be used to perform the following tasks:

  • share files among eCS (OS/2), Windows, Mac OS and Unix machines, including extended attribute support.
  • share printers among eCS (OS/2), Windows, Mac OS and Unix machines.

Please, consider the pages of this wiki to be your online documentation for Samba for eCS (OS/2)!

Official Releases

Release dateTypeComponentVersionBased uponPackageDescription
08th. May 2009Print clientPort driver 1.0Samba 3.0.34ZIPRequired to print to shared printers or CIFS/SMB based printer servers
04th. May 2008Client part 1EVFS1.001-LinkRemote file system, comes with eComStation
15th. Dec. 2008Client part 1Netdrive3.1.1-Link Remote file system, shareware by BluePrint Software Works
11th. May 2009Client part 2Plugin for EVFS/Netdrive1.0Samba 3.0.34ZIPRequired to access shared files, deprecated
23th. Oct. 2009Client part 2Plugin for EVFS/Netdrive1.5 beta4Samba 3.0.37ZIPRequired to access shared files, comes with eComStation
01th. Sept. 2009Client part 3Client GUI (EVFSGUI)1.3.7-LinkSetup and manage connections, comes with eComStation
25th. Jan. 2010Client part 3Client GUI (EVFSGUI)2.0.2Plugin 1.5 beta4ZIPSetup and manage connections
14th. Jan. 2010Client part 4Commandline utilities1.0.4Samba 3.0.37ZIPRequired by EVFSGUI Ver. 2.x
24th. Dec. 2009Client parts 2+3+4Installation package2.0Samba 3.0.37WPIRequired to access shared files, easy installation
28th. Dec. 2009ServerInstallation package1.0.3Samba 3.0.37WPIRequired to share files and printers, easy installation
28th. Dec. 2009ServerServer core files1.0.3Samba 3.0.37ZIPRequired to share files and printers, stable
05th. Jan. 2010ServerServer core files1.1 beta5Samba 3.3.9ZIPRequired to share files and printers, experimental, see Frequently Asked Questions

Interim Releases

Herwig Bauernfeind provides interim releases of Samba server, clients GUI tools and scripts on his Samba for eCS (OS/2) page.

FAQ Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

Here is our ever growing collection of useful Samba for eCS (OS/2) Frequently Asked Questions and Answers.

More Information

Reporting Bugs

Reporting bugs and requesting new features is done through the ticket system. You can view existing tickets, add comments to them and create new tickets using the corresponding buttons at the top of every page. If you want to submit a new bug or request a feature, please use the Search function first to make sure there is no ticket for this task already created.

Anonymous access to the ticket system has been restricted due to multiple attacks of stupid spammers we've been suffering from during the last month. In order to create a new ticket or comment the existing one, you need to login with your Netlabs login id. If you do not have a login id, you can request one at We are sorry for inconvenience, but at the present time this is the only way to avoid extremely annoying spam.



  • Silvan Scherrer (aka diver), providing most recent core fixes and additions
  • Herwig Bauernfeind (aka HerwigB), current code maintenance, EVFSGUI 2.x, testing
  • Paul Smedley (aka Smedles), provided Samba 3.0.24 port, groundwork for current port
  • Yuri Dario (aka Paperino), provided workable locking code and other important fixes
  • Alex Taylor (aka AlexT), provided historic EVFSGUI 1.x, fixes for 2.x
  • Nikolay Kolosov (aka nickk), provided historic Samba 3.0.9 port
  • and all we missed

Thanks for testing!


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Samba Client GUI (EVFSGUI) Version 2.0 beta3 (no visual difference to beta4)

Note for the knitpickers: This is no fake, but a hybrid Samba 3.0.36/37 running in order to work around an issue found in recent 3.0.37 nmbd.exe builds, which is under investigation.

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Samba Client GUI (EVFSGUI) Version 2.0 beta1

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