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Samba 4.1 Supports Btrfs, Encrypted Transport

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Published on 12 October 2013 05:01 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software
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Samba 4.1.0 was released on Friday and with it comes support for encrypted transport, Btrfs file-system integration, server-side copy support, and other new features for the popular open-source software re-implementing Microsoft's SMB/CIFS networking protocol.

Samba 4.1 brings client tools support for the SMB2 and SMB3 protocols, encrypted transport for the SMB3 transport to complement Samba's existing encrypted transport with UNIX extensions, directory database replication support, server-side copy support via SMB2, and Btrfs file-system integration. Samba 4.1's Btrfs file-system integration comes down to a VFS module for Samba 4.1 to improve the performance for server-side copies on shares backed by Btrfs to let multiple files using the same on-disk extents.

More details on Samba 4.1 can be discovered via the official release announcement.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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