Samba4 & SMB2 questions
abartlet at samba.org
Fri Apr 3 03:15:49 GMT 2009
On Wed, 2009-01-14 at 07:13 -0700, Howard Gregory wrote:
> Hello all,
> Please pardon me if these questions are off-topic for this list. I'd
> appreciate a pointer to the correct forum.
Yes it is, for Samba4 questions. I'm sorry I didn't spot your question
earlier. I figure I may as well reply for reference.
> I am trying to benchmark the performance difference between SMB and SMB2
> as hosted by a PowerPC-based platform. I've been trying to do this with
> samba-4.0.0alpha5. I have learned the hard way that my dirt-simple
> share-security-based Samba 3.0.32 configuration won't drop in easily to
> Samba 4.
BTW, Samba4 uses smb signing more often, so make sure this is disabled
> My setup consists of the PowerPC-based Samba server connected by a
> single Gigabit Ethernet cable to a Windows client machine. As far as I
> can tell neither system is a member of any "domain". Although smbd
> compiles and runs on the server, neither XP nor Vista clients can
> connect to the share. Even the "administrator" user fails. After doing
> a bit of digging, I have a few questions:
> 1) Is SMB2 actually usable in Samba 4? The WHATSNEW.TXT file talks
> about the SMB2 server being "disabled"; do I need to provide some
> different options at compile time in order to turn it on? Or is it just
> not ready to use?
It can be turned on by setting 'max protocol = smb2' I think.
> 2) Assuming SMB2 is functional, is it still the case that share-level
> security is not yet supported in Samba 4?
> 3) I want to have my configuration be as "wide open" as possible in
> terms of security. In the absence of "share" security, how do I set up
> a user or users with NO password, NO authentication, and all access
> types allowed?
Best to just setup a user I think. I'm not sure what state the 'guest'
access is in.
> 4) Likewise, I have tried to configure my Samba server as "standalone",
> as I want to avoid any entanglements with domain controllers or Active
> Directory. Is there anything special I need to do to turn these
> features off?
Just provision as a standalone server.
Authentication Developer, Samba Team http://samba.org
Samba Developer, Red Hat Inc.
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