On October 2, 2016, the Samba team lost a member and dear friend, Lars Müller. Lars was known for his red hair, crooked smile, stubbornness, but above all, his willingness to go to any length to welcome a visitor or help anyone in need. His positive outlook despite overwhelming circumstances taught all of us what is most important in life.
We miss him, and our hearts are with his family.
Peace to you, Lars.
Currently I'm a senior software engineer at the SUSE Labs of SUSE Linux in Nuremberg, Germany.
My main focus is Samba for all openSUSE and SUSE Linux based products, in particular the SUSE Linux Enterprise product series.
Here is an english or a german article about parts of the SUSE Samba Team work at SUSE. Integration of Linux systems into Microsoft Active Directory environments had been one of the projects visible to Samba users.
Besides our daily work we provide an as recent as possible Samba RPM packaging service for SUSE Linux users. All builds are created from one common source tree and therefore provide the same and a consistent feature set across all supported SUSE Linux products.
This service got expanded with the help of the Open Build Service (OBS). The OBS allows us to provide binaries based on the same configuration to CentOS, Fedora, Mandriva, Redhat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), openSUSE, and SUSE Linux Enterprise (SLE) users. On the other side the OBS also allows us to provide packages which are not the most current ones but which are maintained in the same way as it is the case for the SLE products.
It's possible to identify the particular Samba package revision in use by checking for the unique Source Timestamp is encoded into the RPM package information. This is accessible via rpm -qi samba-client for example. Please include this information with any bugreport.
From the openSUSE wiki Samba articles (english/ german) you find links to installation sources of most current Samba packages. These sources are valid repositories useable by YaST, yum, or smart. They include packages for several openSUSE and SUSE Linux Enterprise (SLE) desktop and server products. Right now we cover SLE versions 10 and 11. Packages for CentOS, Fedora, Mandriva, Redhat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) are also build but are less tested. Feedback and contribution is welcome!
In the openSUSE wiki articles you also find information about how to report bugs.
It's best to contact me by electronic mail even if I am available on IRC.
If privacy is required please use lars.mueller at suse dot com (PGP key 0x414A57C3) for SUSE related communication and lars at samba dot org (PGP key 0x49BDBCBD) for anything else.