[Samba] Windows 7 with smb2 can not connect as guest ?

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Thu Aug 26 11:40:36 MDT 2010

On Thu, Aug 26, 2010 at 11:05:08AM +0200, Francois Lepretre wrote:
> Le 25/08/2010 19:39, Jeremy Allison a écrit :
> >On Wed, Aug 25, 2010 at 12:09:12PM +0200, Francois Lepretre wrote:
> >>Hello,
> >>
> >>on our servers we have shares with no authentication required (no
> >>DC, security = share, guest ok = yes).
> >>
> >>Worked fine for years, but now with Samba 3.5.4, when I enable smb2,
> >>Windows 7 clients can not connect anymore to these shares.
> >
> >I'd recommend not enabling SMB2 on 3.5.x, it's not ready for
> >production use. SMB2 will be production ready in 3.6.0.
> >
> OK. I have also tried 3.6-pre1 and git version. Same result : Win7
> clients can not connect to a guest ok share.
> Should I file a bug on this ?

Yes please, and attach a debug level 10 log. Are you
testing v3-6-test git tree ? I fixed a bug in that area
post 3.6-pre1 related to guest access.

> The reason I am trying SMB2 is that I also have a Windows 2008
> Server (running on the same type of hardware as the Samba servers)
> and its performance are a lot better when talking to Windows 7
> clients.
> Typically :
> - reading from samba servers reaches 70 MB/s
> - reading (same files on same client) from windows server gives over
> 100 MB/s
> Apart from the use of SMB2 protocol, I can't see why Windows Server
> 2008 would be so faster than Samba.

SMB2 does more concurrency. I have some changes
due in this area (not Samba related but that's
another story).


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