Linux Samba settings to display Windows shares  

  1. Posts : 11,246
    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux

    Linux Samba settings to display Windows shares

    Hi folks

    Samba needs a different setting to display Windows or any of the SAMBA shares - especially if its version of Linux / NAS server needs / uses SMB1

    You still need to set the SMB1 option in Add features to windows of course.

    also in the samba config file ensure this line is in the global section

    max protocol = NT1 <===+++++++++++++++++

    (Not client max protocol !!)

    what this actually does (apart from working !!! ) I have no idea but it fixed 4 Linux machines which suddenly stopped listing Samba shares under network. I saw the suggestion on some weird website - have no idea of the link though - must have been imbibing some of those nice malted fluids kari likes. !!!

    Works also with ubuntu guests as well as Hosts and Centos guests and hosts. haven't messed around with other Linux distros as I don't really use them.

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  2. Posts : 856
    Windows 10 Pro 21H2 build 19045.2193 Dual Boot Linux Mint

    Interesting as I thought the default was NT1 off to have a look!

    According to the Samba Wiki, max protocol = default, was changed from NT1 to SMB2 in Samba 4.2

    Explains a lot....

    Thanks for the heads up!
      My Computers


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