About Samba

Samba is the standard Windows interoperability suite of programs for Linux and Unix.

Samba is Free Software licensed under the GNU General Public License, the Samba project is a member of the Software Freedom Conservancy.

Since 1992, Samba has provided secure, stable and fast file and print services for all clients using the SMB/CIFS protocol, such as all versions of DOS and Windows, OS/2, Linux and many others.

Samba is an important component to seamlessly integrate Linux/Unix Servers and Desktops into Active Directory environments. It can function both as a domain controller or as a regular domain member.


Current stable release

Samba 4.7.0 (gzipped)
Release Notes · Signature

Release History

Versions & Notes


Patches · Security Updates · GPG Key


Release Planning · Roadmap

Beyond Samba

Commercial Support

Global · By Country


Nowadays, the Samba Team needs a dollar instead of pizza ;-)

Latest News

25 October 2017

Google Summer of Code 2017 Mentor Summit

I attended the GSoC 2017 Mentor Summit - Photo! It was an enjoyable event, and a good learning experience.

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25 October 2017

Samba 4.6.9 Available for Download

This is the latest stable release of the Samba 4.6 release series.

The uncompressed tarball has been signed using GnuPG (ID 6F33915B6568B7EA). The source code can be downloaded now. A patch against Samba 4.6.8 is also available. See the release notes for more info.

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