Samba (smb/cifs)

My rpi2 running buster needs to provide guest access as a smb1 server. How do I know what samba version I am running? How do I force smb1, not 2 or 3?
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nelsonse48
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says you add the line "client min protocol=NT1" in /etc/samba/smb.conf in the [global] section to force SMB1.
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NY
"man samba" and scroll down to VERSION
Didn't look at the samba manpage did you? That says its on version 4.14.6
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Martin Gregorie
I mis-stated my question. I know what version I'm running. I need to know what protocol # I am running. I need protocol = 1 I think. Suggestions have been min protocol=NT1 and min protocol=SMB1. I haven't found thi s info in the man page but I'll look again. Thnx. --Steve
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nelsonse48
When the client (some other device) wants to communicate with a Samba share on the "server" (the Pi, in this case) to access files on the server, the two ends list all the protocols of SMB that they understand.
So before you make the config change, the client says "I speak SMB1" and the Pi responds "I speak SMB2 or SMB3" - result: fails to connect
After the change, client says "I speak SMB1" and Pi responds "I speak SMB1, SMB2 or SMB3" - result: "let's speak SMB1": success
I think the two ends negotiate using the *highest* version of SMB protocol that both understand.
All this is independent of the version number of the Samba package on the server.
(As an aside, Windows 10 does not speak SMB1 by default. either, and needs a similar change (I forget the details) to allow it to happen, so SMB1-speaking devices can access Win 10 shares or Win 10 can access SMB1 shares on another device.)
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NY
No problem. The protocol is set in the configuration file: "man 5 smb.conf". "man samba" shows a list of all the Samba configuration files.
When I was last using Samba back in the noughties (I haven't had a Windows PC since 2006) I also found the O'Reilly book "Using Samba" helpful. There are probably some useful websites as well, so DDGIYF (DuckDuckGo is your friend).
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Martin Gregorie
Here's another Samba question. Has anyone managed to make Raspbian or Ubuntu act as a client to connect to a Windows 7 or 10 share?
No matter what I try, the connection gets refused authentication at the very first hurdle (session setup, as seen in a Wireshark trace). The Windows PCs in question have been set up with usernames which have no password defined; the Win 10 PC uses a local account rather than a Microsoft one.
Other Windows PCs can connect fine, but non-Windows (Linux) computers get rejected. It's not a file/folder permissions problem, because it is rejected before this is even attempted.
It's not the end of the world if it doesn't work; it just means that I need to initiate any transfer at the Windows computer copying to/from a share on the Linux computer, and can't alternatively initiate the copy at Linux accessing a share on the Windows computer.
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NY
On Tue, 27 Jul 2021 15:02:29 +0100, "NY" declaimed the following:
Have you tried configuring an account with password just for creating the shares and then accessing remotely.
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{probably not applicable -- the only machines I ever ran with "home" were some early laptops... Pro is the preferred level of OS}
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Dennis Lee Bieber
Yes. Do it all the time, don't even need to install software - windows shares should be found accessible in the linux desktop file browser.
Try disabling the windows firewall?
There are a gazillion config settings in windows guaranteed to trip ye up, from group policy's "Access this computer from the network user right" to nanny Microsoft things put in the way that sensibly prevent the use of blank network passwords.
The trick with Microsoft is trying to find a log somewhere that will tell you why some action is being disallowed. Event viewer?.
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