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is to port the Samba server and create Samba clients for eCS (OS/2) in order to replace the functionality of the outdated IBM-LAN-Requester/Peer/Server components.

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

Official Releases

In the tables below the latest GA (General Availability, stable) release is always marked as Bold

Additional software prerequisites

It is strongly recommended to install from the WPI packages.

kLibc 0.6.3 LibraryWPIkLibc Runtime libraries required by all Samba related installations.
GCC 4 Core LibrariesWPIGCC 4 runtime libraries required by all Samba related installations.
kLibc 0.6.4x LibraryWPIExtended kLibc Runtime library required by Samba Server installations.
Various REXX libraries 1.1.0WPIRexx libraries required for the Samba GUI Tools


Server

No image "smbfldr.png" attached to WikiStart 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.

Quick access to all server files


Samba 3.0.x based releases

Release dateStateComponentVersionBased uponPackageDescription
21th. Feb. 2011GAServer core files1.0.6Samba 3.0.37ZIPRequired to share files and printers, stable
21th. Feb. 2011GAInstallation package1.0.6Samba 3.0.37WPIRequired to share files and printers, stable, easy installation

Samba 3.3.x based releases

Release dateStateComponentVersionBased uponPackageDescription
xxth. June 2011RCServer core files1.1.xSamba 3.3.15ZIPRequired to share files and printers
xxth. June 2011RCInstallation package1.1.xSamba 3.3.15WPIRequired to share files and printers, stable, easy installation (preliminary test build!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

Samba 3.5.x based releases

Release dateTypeComponentVersionBased uponPackageDescription
none so far

Server Tools

The Server GUI Tools are also installed by default when you install a samba server with a !WarpIN package. They are not included in the Samba server zip files.

Release dateStateComponentVersionBased uponPackageDescription
23th. June 2011GARxLib4Smb1.1.0-WPIRexx libraries required for the GUI Tools
13th. June 2011GASSCC1.0.1-ZIPGUI Tool for server configuration and installation
14th. Mar. 2010GASMBUsers0.9.8-ZIPGUI Tool for user and group administration
06th. Mar. 2010GASMBMon0.9.26-ZIPGUI Tool for Samba status monitoring


NOTE: Do not use Expert mode if you are using Samba 3.3.x and SSCC Version 1.0.1 or earlier, it will trash your smb.conf!

Clients

The eComStation (OS/2) clients can be used to perform the following tasks:

  • access shared files on servers running Samba (eCS (OS/2), Unix) or Windows (Server or Workstation; NT 4 or better), including extended attribute support.
  • print on printer servers that provide SMB/CIFS services.

Quick access to all client files

Netdrive based

NetDrive for eComStation (OS/2) is required to be installed. NetDrive is a virtual filesystem driver, which is extensible with plugins for various filesystems. We provide a NetDrive plugin for Samba access.

Release dateStateComponentVersionBased uponPackageDescription
11th. May 2009GAPlugin1.0Samba 3.0.34ZIPRequired to access shared files, deprecated
03rd. Nov 2010GAPlugin1.5.3Samba 3.0.37ZIPRequired to access shared files stable
06th. March 2011GA (Refresh2)Plugin2.0.1Samba 3.0.37ZIPRequired to access shared files, dir caching added
06th. March 2011GA (Refresh2)Plugin2.0.1Samba 3.0.37WPIRequired to access shared files, dir caching added
07th. March 2011Beta 1Plugin2.1.0Samba 3.3.14ZIPRequired to access shared files

EVFS based

EVFS (eComStation Virtual Filesystem for SMB) is installed by default on eComstation version 2.0 GA or better (It was included in some eCS 2.0 RC as well). EVFS also makes use of the NetDrive plugin for Samba access.

Release dateStateComponentVersionBased uponPackageDescription
11th. May 2009GAPlugin1.0Samba 3.0.34ZIPRequired to access shared files, deprecated
03rd. Nov 2010GAPlugin1.5.3Samba 3.0.37ZIPRequired to access shared files, stable, supercedes eComStation 2.0
06th. March 2011GA (Refresh2)Plugin2.0.1Samba 3.0.37ZIPRequired to access shared files, dir caching added
06th. March 2011GA (Refresh2)Plugin2.0.1Samba 3.0.37WPIRequired to access shared files, dir caching added
07th. March 2011Beta 1Plugin2.1.0Samba 3.3.14ZIPRequired to access shared files

Client Tools and GUI

Release dateStateComponentVersionBased uponPackageDescription
01th. Sept. 2009GAEVFSGUI1.3.7-LinkSetup and manage connections, deprecated.
13th. June 2011GAEVFSGUI2.1.2Plugin 1.5.x or 2.x.xWPISetup and manage connections
08th. March 2011GACommandline utilities1.0.6Samba 3.0.37ZIPRequired by EVFSGUI Ver. 2.x
07th. July 2010GACommandline utilities1.1.0Samba 3.3.13ZIPRequired by EVFSGUI Ver. 2.x
30th. Mar. 2010GAPort driver 1.0.1Samba 3.3.12ZIPRequired to print to shared printers or CIFS/SMB based printer servers

Note: EVFSGUI also can be used together with NetDrive in order to manage SMB/CIFS connections. This makes sense, as EVFSGUI provides functionality for SMB/CIFS connections not found in the NetDrive GUI. For other connection types you will however still need the NetDrive GUI.

Updating eComstation with EVFS

In order to update eComStation with an installed EVFS, you will need the following packages:

  • from the section "EVFS based" client a plugin package plus
  • from the section "Client Tools and GUI" an EVFSGUI package plus
  • from the section "Client Tools and GUI" a Commandline utilities package

In case you prefer WPI:

Note: The Samba Client WPI that comes with eComStation 2.0 GA is on 2.0.4 level. Note: The Samba Client WPI that comes with eComStation 2.1 GA is on 2.1.0 level.

Interim Releases

Herwig Bauernfeind sometimes 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.
We review the tickets regulary and leave comments if we need more info. So please revisit the Feedback analysis as often as possible. If we leave comment and don't get feedback from the ticket creator, we will close the ticket after some weeks.

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 core code maintenance, recent core fixes and additions
  • Herwig Bauernfeind (aka HerwigB), testing, maintenance of Samba Server and Client GUI (EVFSGUI 2.x) tools, scripts and WPI installation packages
  • Vitali Pelenyov (aka sunlover), provides Samba Client caching
  • Paul Smedley (aka Smedles), provided historic 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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