[Samba] Looking for samba 3.6 or newer for SCO/Xinuos OpenServer 6

Reindl Harald h.reindl at thelounge.net
Tue Jul 18 14:48:12 UTC 2017

Am 18.07.2017 um 16:41 schrieb Andreas Heinlein via samba:
> Am 17.07.2017 um 18:19 schrieb Kevin via samba:
>> I am hoping that there is someone out there that can help me with a problem. My company is trying to move away from smbv1. We have a lot of servers to do this on, but largely it is not a problem for out linux and BSD servers. The problem is our OpenServer 6 boxes (of which we have a lot). OpenServer 6 comes with samba 3.0.6, which is too old to support smbv2 or better, and my admittedly feeble attempts to compile a newer version from source have failed miserably.
>> Has anyone had any luck compiling a newer version of samba for OpenServer 6? If so, would you be willing to share?
> I admit I had to google up OpenServer first, since the last time I heard
> that name was at least 10 years ago... Looks like OpenServer 6 really
> hasn't had any updates since the last maintenance pack, which is from
> 2009 (!). Except for a new "Definitive" Release which prepares to
> upgrade to OpenServer 10. I believe you will have a lot more serious
> security problems there besides SMBv1.
> It's just a wild guess, but I imagine that compilation fails because the
> libraries that samba needs are way outdated, too. You could try to
> compile these from sources, too, but you might quickly end up compiling
> half of the system from scratch and possibly break it.
> If you can't abandon these boxes, upgrading to OpenServer 10 might be
> your best choice. Their website states that OpenServer 10 gives you
> access to FreeBSD ports. There you would find Samba 4.4.15, 4.5.12 and 4.6.6


there are still people out there which use software from the famous SCO 
group? why?

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