determining Samba version

Chris Smith smb_77 at
Thu Apr 4 12:21:25 MDT 2013

On Thu, Apr 4, 2013 at 2:00 PM, Richard Sharpe
<realrichardsharpe at> wrote:
> If they have not changed the version string to obscure the version,
> then the following will work:
> cc1# smbclient //some-node/some-share -U[some-dom/]some-user%some-password
> Failed to load upcase.dat, will use lame ASCII-only case sensitivity rules
> Failed to load lowcase.dat, will use lame ASCII-only case sensitivity rules
> Domain=[some-dom] OS=[Unix] Server=[Samba 3.6.12]

It's not a server, just a client, so I cannot connect to it as such.

> You can also look at the Session Setup &X Responses for SMB1 only and
> will see something like:
> Samba 3.6.6
> in something like the Native Lanmanager Version field.

That gives something:
Native OS: Linux version 2.6.35
Native LAN Manager: CIFS VFS Client for Linux

Doesn't seem to be any detail about what CIFS version they're using.



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