[Samba] NetBios at AD DC mode ?

Nick Howitt nick at howitts.co.uk
Fri Oct 23 19:04:58 UTC 2020

On 23/10/2020 11:32, Rowland penny via samba wrote:
> On 23/10/2020 11:10, CpServiceSPb via samba wrote:
>>> Active Directory was created to replace netbios
>> If you see 2008r2, 2012 and even 2016 and 2019 acted as AD DC but I think
>> you saw it, it is (NetBios) still at a place here, despite on AD DC mode.
>> As far as I know there are many small/medium LANs where NetBios features
>> such as neighborhood, folders, printers sharing using NetBios names
>> resolving and others are still used.
>> In my opinion It would be better to offer to admins/users alternative 
>> - who
>> wants they uses v2 and not uses NetBios, who wants they return to v1 and
>> uses NetBios that they could make a decision on their own
>> And this will be fully identical functioning as Windows DCs behaviour.
>> As for compatibility also.
>> Cp Service SPb...
> The latest versions of Windows have SMBv1 turned off by default, but can 
> be turned on again, but this is not recommended. To use netbios, you 
> need SMBv1, Samba is working towards removing SMBv1 and, like Windows, 
> has turned it off by default, but it can be turned on again, this is not 
> recommended.
> Eventually, SMBv1 will be removed from Samba, whether this is before or 
> after Windows removes it, is up to Windows, but it will be removed by both.
> If you are still using netbios, can I suggest you make plans to stop 
> using it, before you are forced to.
> Rowland
... and if you need network/share browsing Roland pointed me to a great 
utility, wsdd (https://github.com/christgau/wsdd), which is also 
packaged by various distros.

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