Getting Mailing List Help
There are a number of Samba-related mailing lists. Go to
https://samba.org, click on your nearest mirror,
and then click on
. Next, click on
Samba-related mailing lists
For questions relating to Samba TNG, go to
It has been requested that you do not post questions about Samba-TNG to the
mainstream Samba lists.
If you do post a message to one of the lists, please observe the following guidelines:
Always remember that the developers are volunteers; they are
not paid and they never guarantee to produce a particular feature at
a particular time. Any timelines are “best guess,” and nothing more.
Always mention what version of Samba you are using and what
operating system it's running under. You should list the relevant sections of
smb.conf file, at least the options in
that affect PDC support.
In addition to the version, if you obtained Samba via
CVS, mention the date when you last checked it out.
Try to make your questions clear and brief. Lots of long,
convoluted questions get deleted before they are completely read!
Do not post HTML-encoded messages. Most people on mailing lists simply delete
If you run one of those nifty “I'm on holiday” things when
you are away, make sure its configured to not answer mailing list traffic. Autoresponses
to mailing lists really irritate the thousands of people who end up having to deal
with such bad netiquet bahavior.
Don't cross post. Work out which is the best list to post to
and see what happens. Do not post to both samba-ntdom and samba-technical.
Many people active on the lists subscribe to more
than one list and get annoyed to see the same message two or more times.
Often someone who thinks a message would be better dealt
with on another list will forward it on for you.
You might include
log files written at a log level set to as much as 20.
Please do not send the entire log but just enough to give the context of the
If you have a complete Netmon trace (from the opening of
the pipe to the error), you can send the *.CAP file as well.
Please think carefully before attaching a document to an email.
Consider pasting the relevant parts into the body of the message. The Samba
mailing lists go to a huge number of people. Do they all need a copy of your
smb.conf in their attach directory?