[Samba] Samba 3.5.6 and Win 7 issues

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Mon Nov 22 11:06:10 MST 2010

On Mon, Nov 22, 2010 at 08:07:54AM -0800, Yan Seiner wrote:
> I have a client that recently upgraded from Win XP to Win 7.  They were
> seeing odd slowdowns and poor performance, so we upgraded to Samba 3.5.6
> and enabled win 7 support "max protocol = SMB2".  They contacted me this
> morning with a report of more strange behavior, names the inability to
> access newly created folders with the message "file is too large for file
> system".
> There were no error messages in the files at this time.
> I removed SMB2 protocol.  I now get a stream of
> [2010/11/22 11:03:16.367103,  0] smbd/process.c:405(init_smb_request)
>   init_smb_request: invalid wct number 255 (size 108)
> in the client log files whenever anyone tries to access the server.  I
> don't have a report from the client (they're 3,000 miles away) but I'd
> like to get some advice on how to properly configure samba 3.5.6, win7,
> and AutoDesk Revit if possible.

Ok, SMB2 is very "experimental" in 3.5.6. The main SMB2 work
is going in on the v3-6-test tree (and master of course).

Modulo a few known issues SMB2 support in v3-6-test is being
used in production in some sites, so I'm confident it's in
pretty good shape (and will be shipping in 3.6.0 when it's
finally released of course).

If you're comfortable working and building source code
then I'd suggest checking out the v3-6-test branch
and testing that. If not, then you'll have to wait
for the next 3.6.0 pre-release.


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