Future directions - !SMB1 by 2020 ?

Stefan Metzmacher metze at samba.org
Wed Dec 19 23:33:15 UTC 2018

Hi Jeremy,

>>> 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+.

And all the torture tests, which demonstrate the new protocol
and the interaction with the normal SMB3 protocol :-)


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