[Samba] Samba 3.6.23, Windows Server 2012 R2 AD Environment
rpenny at samba.org
Sat Sep 21 07:05:41 UTC 2019
On 21/09/2019 01:56, 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
So they want to continue using something that relies on SMBv1, how secure.
> The requestor is moving to a Windows Server 2012 R2 domain.
How are they planning to do this ? I thought you couldn't buy 2012R2 any
> 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
Possibly, just don't ask here for help doing this, 3.6.x is dead, it is
insecure (lots of unfixed bugs, that will not be fixed).
> The requestor is upgrade-wary, so if they can stay at 3.6.23, that's the way
> they want to go.
If this is a customer, my advice would be to tell them to upgrade
everything and then keep it up to date. If they have a data loss, it
will cost them more than the cost of upgrading. If they will not
upgrade, I would just walk away, you cannot afford to be dragged into
any possible data loss fall out. If there is a data loss, they will
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