Turning off SMB1 make slashdot and theregister !

Rowland penny rpenny at samba.org
Thu Jul 25 19:18:20 UTC 2019

On 25/07/2019 19:59, Andrew Bartlett via samba-technical wrote:
> We can't do that until we provide a reasonable way for SMB1 clients to
> connect, probably via a SMB1 -> SMB2 proxy based on the NTVFS file
> server (where we had such a prototype until very recently).
> It won't be perfect SMB1, but needs to be enough for basic operation.
> I'm quite convinced Samba and SMB1 are critical infrastructure in many
> places and while we may dislike SMB1 for good reasons the alternative
> is to force such installations to rely on what will in 2 years be an
> unsupported and therefore soon an insecure version.
> I'm not comfortable with that as an outcome, so we need to provide them
> a way forward.
> Andrew Bartlett
Andrew, why do we need to keep anything like SMBv1 around in the long term ?

If you do an internet search, you will find blogs from Microsoft 
employees nearly begging people not to use SMBv1 and the fact that new 
Windows 10 installs have SMBv1 turned off by default, leads me to think 
that it wont be long before it is totally removed from windows.

If SMBv1 is removed from windows, then the major user base will 
disappear, so are you saying Samba should keep SMBv1 around just for 
Unix users ?

If you are considering the Network Browsing problem, then there are 
other ways to do this.


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