[Samba] a new world | smb2

Volker Lendecke Volker.Lendecke at SerNet.DE
Wed Aug 10 00:24:04 MDT 2011

On Wed, Aug 10, 2011 at 08:03:13AM +0200, Martin Hochreiter wrote:
> Hi Samba list!
> I was very excited that SMB2 is finally working with samba 3.6.0 -
> great job!!
> I just know that SMB2 has a smaller command set compared to SMB1 and
> this, beside
> many other rebuilds of the code makes it faster
> As I am completely new to the file transfer protocol world, I want
> to ask a few basic things:
>  - is Samba backward compatible ... xp can't use SMB2 as far as I
> read, but the shares
>    are still working...

SMB2 is an option that client and server negotiate at
connection setup. XP just does not negotiate it.

>  - how  do I see that a windows client is using SMB2 and not SMB1

At this moment you need to look at network traces using

>  - Do I need XFS or ext4 for better performance in combination with
> SMB2 or
>    is this irrelevant

It should be irrelevant. Semantically both protocols are
very similar, it might just be that clients show different
behaviour that is better being served by XFS or ext4.

>  - Is SMB2 more "secure" than SMB1?



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