Turning off SMB1 make slashdot and theregister !

Rowland penny rpenny at samba.org
Sun Jul 28 08:20:02 UTC 2019

On 28/07/2019 00:21, Paul Smedley via samba-technical wrote:
> Hey Andrew,
> On 26/7/19 4:57 am, Andrew Bartlett via samba-technical wrote:
>> I'm more thinking about the DOS users, the OS/2 users and the Windows
>> 3.11 users.
> OS/2 users now have a Samba client based on the latest 4.x code - it's 
> included in ArcaOS (https://www.arcanoae.com/)
> Cheers,
> Paul
Well, that takes care of the only one of the three that could actually 
network correctly ;-)

DOS is a single user system and knew nothing of networking (well the PC 
XT system I had, didn't)

Windows 3.11 was plonked on top of DOS and was pretty much the same, it 
wasn't until Windows 3.11 for workgroups came out that you needed a 
network card.

Lets be honest, these operating systems are now historic and should be 
treated as such. Having to write new code whilst ensuring that you are 
not breaking the old systems must be difficult and will, undoubtedly, 
produce suboptimal code.

There is nothing stopping people running old operating systems from also 
using old versions of Samba, they presumably accept the risks involved 
in running old OSs, so will be willing to accept the risks involved in 
using old versions of Samba.


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