At this year’s Storage Developers Conference in Santa Clara, Erion’s David Holder gave a presentation on IPv6 and SMB.

One question that was raised was that of whether Samba4 will include IPv6 support when it is released. Jeremy Allison was able to confirm that IPv6 was a blocking feature and that Samba4 would not be released without Ipv6 support. He went onto explain that at SambaXP the Samba Team had agreed that Samba4 would not be released without support for any of the major features already found in Samba3. Since IPv6 is a standard feature of Samba3 since version 3.2 Samba4 must support IPv6.

Erion has a long history of working towards IPv6 enabling Samba and was involved in IPv6 enabling the Linux CIFS client and Samba3. Erion carried out the first IPv6 Samba join to Windows Server 2008  and the first ever IPv6 Linux CIFS mount to Windows Server 2008 in 2008.

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