Sharity

Sharity 2 Release Notes

New in Version 2.10

Bug Fixes

  • Better compatibility with CIFS protocol (transaction style sub-protocol fixed).
  • Fixed bug in creation of faked symbolic links.
  • Fixed crash on HUP signal on various platforms.
  • Tell the kernel that we don’t support locking when such an option is available.

New in Version 2.9

Bug Fixes

  • The network interface detection did not work properly on even more systems than in 2.7. In an attempt to fix this problem, it was extended in 2.8. This bug may affect browsing on machines with multiple network interfaces. The problem is fixed in this release.
  • Under certain circumstances, newly created files did not appear in directory listings - fixed.
  • Fixed various possible deadlocks which could occur if the connection to a server breaks.
  • Fixed data cache bug for files larger than 4GB.
  • Fixed various operating system specific problems (Solaris, AIX, Mac OS X 10.3).
  • Explicitly configured IP addresses were read in reverse byte order - fixed.
  • Fixed possible crash when license limits were exceeded on a share level security server.

New Features

  • Automatically log out user when the password on the server has changed. The user will be asked for the new password by the GUI.
  • Implemented NTLMv2 authentication for compatibility with networks requiring higher security.
  • Implemented SMB signing when required by the server for Windows 2003 domain controller interoperability.

New in Version 2.8

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed possible crash when connecting to the server failed.
  • Fixed file truncation to cope with large files for NFS3 frontend.
  • Fixed bug in network interface detection for non-BSD systems. This bug may affect browsing on machines with multiple network interfaces, but usually only causes annoying errors being logged.
  • Fixed crash of the GUI if Adobe Helvetica fonts are not available.
  • Fixed a bug in the NFS3 frontend where 'du' could always report 0 bytes.
  • Fixed very rare crash during mounting of shares.

New Features

  • New option in the server configuration to fake hard links. Sharity can now emulate hard links by copying the file on the server. This is an experimental option. Please note that copying is not equivalent to a hard link, but it is the closest thing possible with CIFS.
  • GUI-based setup configuration for RPM-based installation on Redhat Linux.

New in Version 2.7

Bug Fixes

  • If files are removed directly on the server, opening a new file in append mode appended at the old file's end, not at offset 0. Fixed.
  • Fixed automatic detection of network interfaces for various BSD operating systems.
  • Avoid deadlocks with autodiskmount daemon on Mac OS X.
  • Finding name of master browse server failed under certain circumstances. Fixed.
  • Avoid file system deadlocks on Mac OS X >= 10.1.4. Mac OS X 10.1.4 introduced NFS vnode locking in the kernel.
  • Fixed a possible crash in file system operations which create files or directories.

New Features

  • New NFS3 frontend allows files bigger than 4 GB on platforms where NFS3 is sufficiently well supported.
  • New config option to return file's create time in Unix ctime.
  • Mac OS X: Replaced currently useless option to prevent creation of Apple Resource Forks with an option to disable the Trash on Sharity shares. This option is on by default because Finder has a bug with Trashes on Sharity mounted shares. This bug can lead to massive loss of data when you empty the Trash.

New in Version 2.6

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed crash when files deeper than 47 levels in directory hierarchy are accessed.
  • Fixed possible crash when no browse server is found.
  • Allow relative pathes for mount point in 'cifsmount' commandline utility.
  • On Mac OS X 10.1: Shares can be unmounted with "Eject" from Finder now.

New Features

  • New configuration option to disable automatic unmount in automounter.
  • Automounts can now be stored in the same way as ordinary mounts.
  • Server's security mode can now be overridden manually.

Older Releases

For information about older releases please see the "Release Notes" section in the manual.