[Samba] The sad state of samba 4 adaption for home/small business routers.

Rowland penny rpenny at samba.org
Sat Mar 12 16:34:34 UTC 2016

On 12/03/16 16:08, Jeremy Allison wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 12, 2016 at 12:50:50PM +0100, Luca Olivetti wrote:
>> El 12/03/16 a les 12:37, Rowland penny ha escrit:
>>> Well yes, but these are usually a mass market product and will no doubt,
>>> in the fullness of time, get to use a version of Samba 4 seeing as how
>>> 3.6 has been EOL since March 2015.
>> You'd be surprised to see what old shi^H^H^H "carefully crafted with
>> backported fixes packages" router vendors put in their products.
>> In a sense I'm glad they do, since due to a samba misconfiguration on their
>> part I could unlock a heavily locked router ;-)
> You shouldn't have to depend on samba misconfigurations,
> GPLv3 should guarentee that you can replace the Samba
> on *any* device. That's the whole point of GPLv3 - no
> DRM.
> If you find a Samba device using any Samba 3.2 or
> newer that doesn't allow you to replace it, please
> let us know so we can start the compliance process.
> Cheers,
> 	Jeremy.

Hi Jeremy, what about something using 3.0.37 ?

That is what is running on my BT homehub 5.0B


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