Reply to post: "I think SMB v1 predates the general availability of a TCP/IP stack for Windows"

Microsoft won't patch SMB flaw that only an idiot would expose

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"I think SMB v1 predates the general availability of a TCP/IP stack for Windows"

SMB predates Windows, and was designed at IBM, well before TCP/IP became the de-facto standard. It run on IBM LAN protocols and IPX well before TCP/IP, thus there was no way it could have been published directly on the Internet. Only later NetBIOS was made available on top of TCP/IP, and then SMB directly - the issue as usual is "backward compatibility".

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