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Re: [Samba] Looking for samba 3.6 or newer for SCO/Xinuos OpenServer 6




On Tue, 18 Jul 2017 16:48:12 +0200
Reindl Harald via samba <samba@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> 
> 
> Am 18.07.2017 um 16:41 schrieb Andreas Heinlein via samba:
> > Am 17.07.2017 um 18:19 schrieb Kevin via samba:
> >> I am hoping that there is someone out there that can help me with
> >> a problem. My company is trying to move away from smbv1. We have a
> >> lot of servers to do this on, but largely it is not a problem for
> >> out linux and BSD servers. The problem is our OpenServer 6 boxes
> >> (of which we have a lot). OpenServer 6 comes with samba 3.0.6,
> >> which is too old to support smbv2 or better, and my admittedly
> >> feeble attempts to compile a newer version from source have failed
> >> miserably. Has anyone had any luck compiling a newer version of
> >> samba for OpenServer 6? If so, would you be willing to share?
> >>
> > I admit I had to google up OpenServer first, since the last time I
> > heard that name was at least 10 years ago... Looks like OpenServer
> > 6 really hasn't had any updates since the last maintenance pack,
> > which is from 2009 (!). Except for a new "Definitive" Release which
> > prepares to upgrade to OpenServer 10. I believe you will have a lot
> > more serious security problems there besides SMBv1.
> > 
> > It's just a wild guess, but I imagine that compilation fails
> > because the libraries that samba needs are way outdated, too. You
> > could try to compile these from sources, too, but you might quickly
> > end up compiling half of the system from scratch and possibly break
> > it.
> > 
> > If you can't abandon these boxes, upgrading to OpenServer 10 might
> > be your best choice. Their website states that OpenServer 10 gives
> > you access to FreeBSD ports. There you would find Samba 4.4.15,
> > 4.5.12 and 4.6.6
> 
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenServer
> 
> there are still people out there which use software from the famous
> SCO group? why?
> 

I would have thought that if the OpenServer boxes are X86, then the fix
is obvious, install Linux instead.

Rowland

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