[Samba] clients not connecting to samba shares

Kees van Vloten keesvanvloten at gmail.com
Thu Mar 30 07:33:48 UTC 2023

Op 30-03-2023 om 09:22 schreef Rowland Penny via samba:
> On 30/03/2023 04:28, Gary Dale via samba wrote:
>> Baokports are for people who need something that the stable version 
>> doesn't provide. That's not me. I run Debian/Stable on my servers for 
>> a reason. I run Testing on my workstation because I want to help test 
>> things. And I run it my new laptop because it requires drivers that 
>> aren't available in Stable.
>> Debian does update stable when a serious issue is found that can't be 
>> patched. However that is a vector for breakage - it wasn't that long 
>> ago that an update to ghostscript broke a lot programs in Stable that 
>> used it to produce PDFs. We had to choose between a security flaw or 
>> a lack of functionality.
>> I'll wait until Bookworm becomes Stable to get the Samba upgrade.
> Samba is a rapidly evolving thing, blink and you miss something, in my 
> opinion you need to keep up to date.
> Debian does, like most distros, backport Samba patches, but it doesn't 
> backport everything. There was a large change at Samba 4.16.0, the 
> entire Heimdal was replaced with a very newer version and if you have 
> any Windows 11 or up to date Windows 10 machines, you are going to 
> need it. I do not think that Debian has backported that change to the 
> 4.13.x series it provides in the standard Debian 11 repo, but it is in 
> the 4.17.6 version from backports (which, as far as I understand, is 
> exactly the same version that Debian 12 will supply)
> It is your computer and you get to decide what you run on it, but when 
> the Debian Samba maintainer and a member of the Samba team are both 
> advising using backports, then you may want to wonder why.
> Rowland
To add to this, if you do not want everything from backports then use 
apt-pinning so that you just get the Samba packages from there.
Indeed Samba evolves much faster than Debian releases are released, so 
sticking to the primary release is not a good thing in this particular case.

- Kees.

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