[Samba] SAMBA using existing users and passwords on Linux

Rowland penny rpenny at samba.org
Thu Jun 4 06:43:43 UTC 2020

On 03/06/2020 22:41, Fernando Gonçalves via samba wrote:
> So that it doesn't end without a conclusion I will inform you what has been
> accomplished.
> As our time was short to complete the migration I decided to install the
> same version of SAMBA that was already running on the old machine (3.6.6).
> After the migration is complete, I will have more time to update the SAMBA
> and insert it into our AD domain, thus changing the entire login and
> mapping system.
> I am very grateful to everyone who responded and helped me in this decision
> making.
> I wish everyone health.

I cannot help but think that was a BAD decision, Samba 3.6.6 is totally 
unsupported and is very insecure, ever heard of 'wanacry' ?

If you must use it, then can I urge you to not connect your network to 
the internet in any way.

I cannot stop you using 3.6.6, it is your network and you control it, 
but you also get to pick up the pieces when it goes wrong.

One last thought, do the people who run your AD know you are doing this 
very insecure thing ?


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