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SMB1 - Need Official Response from SONOS


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I have been trying to get an official response from SONOS on their continued use of SMB1 which will be removed from various vendors products.  I have been using SONOS since it was introduced with various SYNOLOGY NAS and Windows based computers to store my ripped music. When SYNOLOGY releases DSM V7 they have indicated that SMB1 will be removed and Microsoft Windows has deprecated the protocol. 

 

I will NOT purchase another SONOS product until they provide an official answer on their plans to continue to support streaming music from a NAS that does NOT require the SMB1 protocol.

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Best answer by controlav 8 April 2021, 02:10

The only statements I can find from Sonos on NAS usage are here, and pretty clear on the SMB requirement: https://support.sonos.com/s/article/78?language=en_US

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You evidently have an S1 system. The chances of SMBv2/3 being introduced on S1 must be infinitesimally small.

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Yes, I still have some components that are S1, however I have stopped all updates to S2 components until I get an official answer on the SMB1 requirements and long term support for streaming music from a NAS. 

 

In order to convert my system to S2 I need to update three GEN1 Play 5’s.

Yes, I still have some components that are S1, however I have stopped all updates to S2 components until I get an official answer on the SMB1 requirements and long term support for streaming music from a NAS. 

I’d imagine that @ratty is correct re S1 kit - it has long been speculated that the hardware just doesn’t have enough resources to run a later kernel. 

I wish you luck in your quest - but I wouldn’t hold your breath, if I were you...

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After years of asking and a lot of digging into the underlying issues of why Sonos hasn’t updated I realized it wasn’t likely to happen. Then S2 came along and the odds got slightly better but it is still a massive project.

Much simpler to just avoid the SMB v1 security issue by not using it for anything that needs security. A simple NAS (any protocol) to SMB v1 gateway is cheap, secure and effective.

A Raspberry Pi Zero W is plenty of computer: https://stan-miller.livejournal.com/357.html

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The only statements I can find from Sonos on NAS usage are here, and pretty clear on the SMB requirement: https://support.sonos.com/s/article/78?language=en_US

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