I’ve been using Fedora since v10 and have never had any problems, but on doing a fresh install of Fedora 34 on a new machine, I find it will not support my Buffalo Terastation NAS drives, which use Samba 1.
I have since found that somebody somewhere has decided that this is a “security risk” - who to, exactly…? This is my network, I am the system admin, surely I should be the one to decide what I consider a security risk or not…? I have excellent software and hardware firewalls in place, probably the NSA or GCHQ could hack into my system if they wanted to, but I don’t think it wouldn’t be all that easy for the average Joe.
I want my network drives back…! I don’t see that I should be forced to go out and buy new hardware that supports a later version of smb in order to access data that is sitting on hard drives that I can see from my chair.
I am not a happy bunny. If I can’t get access to my drives again, I may well decide Fedora isn’t for me. Maybe there is another distro out there that will do what I want, maybe not, and if there isn’t I’ll have to stump up the cash for new NAS drives. But I really don’t see why I should have to based on the arbitrary decision of someone who has no knowledge of even the existence of my system, much less how I use it.