Samba and legacy Windows support

Rowland penny rpenny at
Wed Oct 9 16:07:00 UTC 2019

On 09/10/2019 16:51, Jeremy Allison wrote:
> 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 and also
> in the release notes of the next release.
> That makes it official, whereas decisions here aren't.

Human nature being what it is, someone is bound to take it as gospel 
that it is official, when it isn't ;-)


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