Bree said:
I run a mixed network with XP, Windows 7, 8.1 and 10 machines (some are VMs, though that should make no difference in practice). I've always found XP to be the most difficult to get networking properly.
Hi there

You're lucky --It's the W10 ones that seem to have the most problems on my network!! --however remember to share with W7 / XP etc you'll need to enable SMB1 on the W10 machines.

To share XP with large files on Linux NAS server via SAMBA you'll also need to set in the smb.conf on the Linux NAS system in the [global] section the following lines :

lanman auth=yes
ntlm auth=yes

Also set in the [global]section :

max protocol = "NT1"