Encountered a situation where max protocol = NT1 on a Samba 4.1.x server provided better performance

Richard Sharpe realrichardsharpe at gmail.com
Fri May 30 21:45:23 MDT 2014

Hi folks,

I am still trying to get all the details together but a friend who
runs a Samba network upgraded to a recent version of SuSE with Samba
4.1.x (I believe, and am getting the version) and all hell broke loose
for at least one of his legacy applications that were developed a
while ago.

Where previously it took 15-20 seconds to load, it was now taking 60
seconds to load.

When I changed his smb.conf to include max protocol = NT1 we got back
to the prior load times.

I am attempting to get new capture files to see what the differences
on the wire are, and have asked for the exact version of Samba.

Richard Sharpe

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