Enterprise Linux Log

Jun 30 2010   5:18PM GMT

RHEL 6 Beta 2 released

Leah Rosin Leah Rosin Profile: Leah Rosin

Days after the Red Hat Summit in Boston, the company has released the second beta version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

The official company press release says that Beta 2 includes “an updated installer, additional new technologies and resolutions to many of the issues that were reported in the initial Beta.”

There are still many known issues with the Beta 2 version, and it’s hard to quickly ascertain in the release notes what new improvements have been made.

One thing that caught my attention was the improved Samba support.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Beta provides the following significant enhancements to Samba:

  • Internet Protocol version 6 support (IPv6)
  • Support for Windows 2008 (R2) trust relationships.
  • Support for Windows 7 domain members.
  • Support for Active Directory LDAP signing/sealing policy.
  • Improvements for libsmbclient
  • Better support for Windows management tools (mmc and User Manager)
  • Automatic machine password changes as domain member
  • New registry based configuration layer
  • Encrypted SMB transport between Samba client and server
  • Full support for Windows cross-forest, transitive trusts and one-way domain trusts
  • New NetApi remote management and winbind client C libraries
  • A new graphical user interface for joining Windows Domains

If you’ve been playing with the RHEL 6 beta, what are your favorite new features and what do you wish was there?

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