Samba and legacy Windows support
jra at samba.org
Wed Oct 9 15:51:40 UTC 2019
On Wed, Oct 09, 2019 at 10:25:19AM +0100, Rowland penny via samba-technical wrote:
> 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
Yes, I am aware of that :-).
> doing this, we could be seen to have already announced that we will totally
> drop SMBv1 from version 4.13 or 4.14.
"Announced" is different from discussing on samba-technical.
"Announced" to me means something on news.samba.org and also
in the release notes of the next release.
That makes it official, whereas decisions here aren't.
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