Future directions - !SMB1 by 2020 ?
jra at samba.org
Mon Dec 17 22:24:14 UTC 2018
On Thu, Dec 13, 2018 at 01:46:36PM +1300, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> On Wed, 2018-12-12 at 13:59 -0800, Jeremy Allison via samba-technical
> > So I've been thinking some long-term thoughts
> > about the Samba project.
> > I'd like to propose a radical idea.
> > I'd like to remove the SMB1 and NetBIOS
> > (nmbd etc.) code from Samba by the end of
> > year 2020.
> This would also kill the NT4 DC (still sadly in use by too many), as
> well as NetBIOS browsing (also quite popular).
> > I'm guessing that will be a Samba version
> > we can call Samba 5.x (if we haven't already
> > moved before then).
> > Of course I'll have to get off my ass and
> > finish the SMB3+ UNIX extensions (ongoing)
> > in order to match current Linux -> Samba
> > functionality.
> This is critical. We can't really ask folks to put up with that
> feature being lost, and we need time for that capability to flush
> though the client and server ecosystem. Can you remind us of the full
> status here, in terms of our and other clients?
Server-side work is complete in terms of raw
code changes. What needs finishing is the
migration toolset (moving server-side symlinks -> reparse point
EA's), probably an additional 'net symlink' command,
then all the libsmbclient work to allow the existing
POSIX client tests to work SMB1 -> SMB3+.
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