[Samba] Samba 3.6.23, Windows Server 2012 R2 AD Environment

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Sat Sep 21 06:17:02 UTC 2019

On Fri, 2019-09-20 at 20:56 -0400, Bob Wyatt via samba wrote:
> I know it's an old release, and my apologies for wasting anyone's time.
> I've been asked about an older version of AIX 7.1 with Samba 3.6.23
> installed.
> The requestor is moving to a Windows Server 2012 R2 domain.
> They want AIX/Samba 3.6.23 to be a domain member, using the 2012 R2 AD to
> authenticate users to access Samba shares on the AIX server.
> This is the way it's working today at a 2003 functional level.
> Will 3.6.23 work this way with 2012 R2, or is an upgrade into the 4.X family
> mandated?

I guess if you forget the root password it will be a handy way back
into the server.  

I jest, just don't run old insecure, unsupported code. 

> The requestor is upgrade-wary, so if they can stay at 3.6.23, that's the way
> they want to go.

It is old, unsupported and insecure.  You won't get much sympathy here.

Why don't they want to upgrade?

Andrew Bartlett
Andrew Bartlett                       http://samba.org/~abartlet/
Authentication Developer, Samba Team  http://samba.org
Samba Developer, Catalyst IT          http://catalyst.net.nz/services/samba

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