[Samba] Can vista client can negotiage smb2 protocol with the samba server?

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Fri May 4 03:57:13 GMT 2007

On Thu, 2007-05-03 at 23:55 +0530, Aravinda Guzzar wrote:
> Hi,
> I have a specific question about the SMB 2 (or CIFS 2 version protocol).
> SMB2 was introduced with Microsoft Vista and is a redesign of the older SMB
> protocol. (http://wiki.ethereal.com/SMB2)
> Is current samba 3.0.xx release (or samba 4 release) support this protocol
> when vista client tries to establish session with the samba server.

Samba4 can, but this is disabled by default.  Set 'server max protocol =

> What are the features or advantages of getting this version of the protocol
> negotiated with the client when compared to previous version of this
> protocol.

Increased vendor lockin? :-)

> thanks in advance for any information regarding this.
> regards
> Aravind
Andrew Bartlett                                http://samba.org/~abartlet/
Authentication Developer, Samba Team           http://samba.org
Samba Developer, Red Hat Inc.                  http://redhat.com
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