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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is to port the Samba server and create Samba clients for eCS (OS/2) in order to replace the functionality of the outdated IBM-LAN-Requester/Peer/Server components.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

Prerequisites

GCC 4 Core LibrariesWPIGCC 4 runtime libraries needed for all samba based installations.


Server

Samba 3.0.x based

Release dateTypeComponentVersionBased uponPackageDescription
06th. July 2010ServerServer core files1.0.5Samba 3.0.37ZIPRequired to share files and printers, stable
13th. Aug. 2010ServerInstallation package1.0.5Samba 3.0.37WPIRequired to share files and printers, stable, easy installation


Samba 3.3.x based releases

Release dateTypeComponentVersionBased uponPackageDescription
15th. Aug. 2010ServerServer core files1.1.0Samba 3.3.13ZIPRequired to share files and printers, beta


Samba 3.5.x based releases

Release dateTypeComponentVersionBased uponPackageDescription


Server Tools

The server tools are also installed by default when you install a samba server with a WarpIn package.

Release dateTypeComponentVersionBased uponPackageDescription
14th. Mar. 2010ToolsSSCC1.0.0-ZIPGUI Tool for server configuration and installation
14th. Mar. 2010ToolsSMBUsers0.9.8-ZIPGUI Tool for user and group administration
06th. Mar. 2010ToolsSMBMon0.9.26-ZIPGUI Tool for Samba status monitoring


Client

Netdrive based

This needs a installed NetDrive for eComStation (OS/2)

Release dateTypeComponentVersionBased uponPackageDescription
11th. May 2009ClientPlugin1.0Samba 3.0.34ZIPRequired to access shared files, deprecated
03rd. Nov 2010ClientPlugin1.5.3 GASamba 3.0.37ZIPRequired to access shared files stable
06th. July 2010ClientPlugin1.6 Beta 1Samba 3.3.13ZIPRequired to access shared files (it's known to crash)
10th. Jan 2011ClientPlugin2.0.0 beta3Samba 3.0.37ZIPRequired to access shared files, dir caching added


EVFS based

The filesystem itself is installed by default on all eComstation version 1.2 and higher.

Release dateTypeComponentVersionBased uponPackageDescription
11th. May 2009ClientPlugin1.0Samba 3.0.34ZIPRequired to access shared files, deprecated
03rd. Nov 2010ClientPlugin1.5.3 GASamba 3.0.37ZIPRequired to access shared files, stable, supercedes eComStation 2.0
06th. July 2010ClientPlugin1.6 Beta 1Samba 3.3.13ZIPRequired to access shared files (it's known to crash)
10th. Jan 2011ClientPlugin2.0.0 beta3Samba 3.0.37ZIPRequired to access shared files, dir caching added


Client Tools and GUI

The GUI Tools needs the REXX libraries installed.

Release dateTypeComponentVersionBased uponPackageDescription
01th. Sept. 2009GUIEVFSGUI1.3.7-LinkSetup and manage connections, deprecated.
13th. Aug. 2010GUIEVFSGUI2.0.6 GAPlugin 1.5.x or 2.x.beta1ZIPSetup and manage connections
26th. Dec. 2010GUIEVFSGUI2.1 beta2Plugin 1.5.x or 2.x.beta1ZIPSetup and manage connections, on-the-fly browsing
08th. June 2010ToolsCommandline utilities1.0.5Samba 3.0.37ZIPRequired by EVFSGUI Ver. 2.x
07th. July 2010ToolsCommandline utilities1.1.0Samba 3.3.13ZIPRequired by EVFSGUI Ver. 2.x
30th. Mar. 2010Print clientPort driver 1.0.1Samba 3.3.12ZIPRequired to print to shared printers or CIFS/SMB based printer servers


eComstation EVFS

To update a EVFS installation on eCS you need the following packages:

  • from the EVFS client a plugin
  • from the client tools and GUI section a EVFSGUI
  • from the client tools and GUI section a command line utilitie

or take this WPI package

Note: The Samba Client WPI that comes with eComStation 2.0 GA is on 2.0.4 level.

Interim Releases

Herwig Bauernfeind provides interim releases and test builds 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 http://www.netlabs.org/en/site/member/member.xml. We are sorry for inconvenience, but at the present time this is the only way to avoid extremely annoying spam.

Mailinglist

Credits

  • Silvan Scherrer (aka diver), current code maintenance, recent core fixes and additions
  • Herwig Bauernfeind (aka HerwigB), testing, EVFSGUI 2.x, Samba GUI tools, scripts, WPI packages
  • Vitali Pelenyov (aka sunlover), provides Samba Client caching
  • 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!

Screenshots

  • coming soon

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