Remove parameters 'announce as' and 'announce version' in 4.0?

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Thu Jun 23 04:13:33 MDT 2011

On Tue, 2011-06-21 at 07:01 -0500, John H Terpstra wrote:
> On 06/21/2011 12:37 AM, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> > I'm back on my 'do we need these parameters' binge as I look to simplify
> > loadparm before I merge the implementations.
> It is a good thing to remove legacy parameters that are no longer needed 
> or that are pseudonyms.  In the end they add to parameter bloat and user 
> confusion - the opposite of what we intended!

Thanks, I've pushed these to autobuild. 

> > This time in my sights is 'announce as' and 'announce version'.  In the
> > attached patches, these are simply hard-coded into their current
> > values.
> I m unaware of any use of these parameters since Windows 2000 was 
> released.  Pre-Windows 2000 there were a few network monitoring tools 
> that reported the protocol version number.  I believe we can safely 
> remove these parameters now but would check with Chris Hertel in case he 
> knows of any risk of breakage.


I've talked to tridge, who OK'ed the change, but do you know of any
other historical details about the announce version that I should be
aware of?

It seems to me that this kind of broadcast based version monitoring has
been replaced by things like the operatingSystemVersion in the machine's
AD record. 

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                      
Authentication Developer, Samba Team 

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