Disable SMB2 for 3.6?

Volker Lendecke Volker.Lendecke at SerNet.DE
Thu Jul 7 09:23:59 MDT 2011

On Thu, Jul 07, 2011 at 05:20:33PM +0200, Michael Adam wrote:
> > We just can't ship if SMB2 is compiled in. The basic
> > architecture of the server is many months old, and nobody
> > detected this flaw. There have been many improvements in 
> > 3.6, so I think shipping 3.6 without
> > SMB2 is still worth it. SMB2 should wait until 4.0.
> My spontaneous vote is as Simo said, to rather fix this issue and
> possibly delaying the release a bit than not officially shipping
> with SMB2 support.

I'm scared of the deep architectural security flaws that are
still in the code that will open up ourselves to very
high-profile security bugs. This needs to just take a LOT
more very close review, and we can't just postpone all the
other nice 3.6 features, as for example improved printing.


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