Samba and legacy Windows support

Rowland penny rpenny at
Wed Oct 9 09:25:19 UTC 2019

On 08/10/2019 19:24, Jeremy Allison via samba-technical wrote:
> 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.
> Jeremy.
You do realise that we are discussing this on an open mailing list and 
by doing this, we could be seen to have already announced that we will 
totally drop SMBv1 from version 4.13 or 4.14.


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