determining Samba version

Richard Sharpe realrichardsharpe at
Thu Apr 4 12:31:34 MDT 2013

On Thu, Apr 4, 2013 at 11:21 AM, Chris Smith <smb_77 at> wrote:
> 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.

Check Linux 2.6.35. It will be the CIFS FS in that version, which I
believe was SMB1 based.

Richard Sharpe

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