Bug 249539 - net/samba413: samba 4.13.0 available
Summary: net/samba413: samba 4.13.0 available
Status: Closed FIXED
Alias: None
Product: Ports & Packages
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Individual Port(s) (show other bugs)
Version: Latest
Hardware: Any Any
: --- Affects Many People
Assignee: Timur I. Bakeyev
URL: https://www.samba.org/samba/history/s...
Depends on:
Reported: 2020-09-23 03:33 UTC by VVD
Modified: 2020-09-28 00:17 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description VVD 2020-09-23 03:33:59 UTC

Python 3.6 or later required

Samba's minimum runtime requirement for python was raised to Python
3.5 with samba 4.12.  Samba 4.13 raises this minimum version to Python
3.6 both to access new features and because this is the oldest version
we test with in our CI infrastructure.

This is also the last release where it will be possible to build Samba
(just the file server) with Python versions 2.6 and 2.7.

As Python 2.7 has been End Of Life upstream since April 2020, Samba
is dropping ALL Python 2.x support in the NEXT release.

Samba 4.14 to be released in March 2021 will require Python 3.6 or
later to build.

wide links functionality

For this release, the code implementing the insecure "wide links = yes"
functionality has been moved out of the core smbd code and into a separate
VFS module, vfs_widelinks. Currently this vfs module is implicitly loaded
by smbd as the last but one module before vfs_default if "wide links = yes"
is enabled on the share (note, the existing restrictions on enabling wide
links around the SMB1 "unix extensions" and the "allow insecure wide links"
parameters are still in force). The implicit loading was done to allow
existing users of "wide links = yes" to keep this functionality without
having to make a change to existing working smb.conf files.

Please note that the Samba developers recommend changing any Samba
installations that currently use "wide links = yes" to use bind mounts
as soon as possible, as "wide links = yes" is an inherently insecure
configuration which we would like to remove from Samba. Moving the
feature into a VFS module allows this to be done in a cleaner way
in future.

A future release to be determined will remove this implicit linkage,
causing administrators who need this functionality to have to explicitly
add the vfs_widelinks module into the "vfs objects =" parameter lists.
The release notes will be updated to note this change when it occurs.

NT4-like 'classic' Samba domain controllers

Samba 4.13 deprecates Samba's original domain controller mode.

Sites using Samba as a Domain Controller should upgrade from the
NT4-like 'classic' Domain Controller to a Samba Active Directory DC
to ensure full operation with modern windows clients.

SMBv1 only protocol options deprecated

A number of smb.conf parameters for less-secure authentication methods
which are only possible over SMBv1 are deprecated in this release.


The deprecated "ldap ssl ads" smb.conf option has been removed.

The deprecated "server schannel" smb.conf option will very likely
removed in the final 4.13.0 release.

smb.conf changes

  Parameter Name                      Description                Default
  --------------                      -----------                -------
  ldap ssl ads                        Removed
  smb2 disable lock sequence checking Added                      No
  smb2 disable oplock break retry     Added                      No
  domain logons                       Deprecated                 no
  raw NTLMv2 auth                     Deprecated                 no
  client plaintext auth               Deprecated                 no
  client NTLMv2 auth                  Deprecated                 yes
  client lanman auth                  Deprecated                 no
  client use spnego                   Deprecated                 yes
  server schannel                     To be removed in 4.13.0
  server require schannel:COMPUTER    Added
Comment 1 Li-Wen Hsu freebsd_committer 2020-09-23 08:06:51 UTC
Over to net/samba* maintainer.
Comment 2 VVD 2020-09-27 22:59:33 UTC
Add, plz, patch for Mk/Uses/samba.mk:
-.if ${SAMBA_DEFAULT} == 4.10 || ${SAMBA_DEFAULT} == 4.11
+.if ${SAMBA_DEFAULT} == 4.10 || ${SAMBA_DEFAULT} == 4.11 || ${SAMBA_DEFAULT} == 4.12 || ${SAMBA_DEFAULT} == 4.13

And Mk/bsd.default-versions.mk:
-# Possible values: 4.10, 4.11
+# Possible values: 4.10, 4.11, 4.12, 4.13

-SAMBA_DEFAULT?=         4.10
+SAMBA_DEFAULT?=         4.11
or any newer.
Comment 3 Timur I. Bakeyev freebsd_committer 2020-09-28 00:17:54 UTC
Committed, thanks!

As for the default version, I think it would be reasonable to go directly to 4.12, but lets wait a bit, so people could actually try it out first.