[Samba] Can I update our CIFS kernel module to support SMB 2.1/3 in RHEL/CentOS 6.x?

mathias dufresne infractory at gmail.com
Thu Jul 27 13:13:36 UTC 2017


Why not just upgrade your kernel? Upgrading the whole is an option I agree
with that but isn't it a bit rough when a simple kernel upgrade is

2017-07-24 20:01 GMT+02:00 DW LNDeveloper via samba <samba at lists.samba.org>:

> Hi,
> At my company we run server farms based on RHEL/CentOS 6.x and are nowhere
> near our EOL on those servers yet.  So upgrading them to run RHEL/CentOS 7
> in order to gain SMB 2/3 support (since SMB 1 has recently been disabled)
> is a difficult path for us to take at the present time.
> Is it possible to acquire an updated cifs.ko kernel driver that supports
> SMB 2.1+ or 3 and install and use that module with our existing RHEL/CentOS
> 6.x server installations?
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