Samba and legacy Windows support

Jeremy Allison jra at
Tue Oct 8 18:24:51 UTC 2019

On Tue, Oct 08, 2019 at 10:59:41AM +0200, Andreas Schneider via samba-technical wrote:
> Samba with version 4.11 currently still support a lot of systems which are 
> already out of support. We still get bugs to either fix support for Windows 
> NT4 or OS/2. Also we know that Windows Server 2003 with Active Directory is 
> still deployed.
> In order to remove support for those platforms which are very long EOL, we 
> should try to make announcements when we plan to remove support.
> ## Steps planned
> With Samba 4.12 we plan to disable SMB1 by default and then remove support for 
> it in Samba 4.13 or 4.14. This means end of 2020 or beginning of 2021.

I think aiming for this by the end of 2020 is possible. There is
a lot of work to do first though.

Announcing this is what we're going for is a good first step to
allow people to prepare to move off SMB1-dependent systems.


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