[Samba] HELP: smb 3.6.20 and 3.6.21 broken with Win 8.1

Marc Muehlfeld samba at marc-muehlfeld.de
Mon Dec 2 12:41:40 MST 2013

Hello Helen,

Am 02.12.2013 19:33, schrieb Nulty, Helen P:
> # smbd -V
> Version 3.6.20
> We have tried 3.6.21 on another server with same result.

Can you try 4.0 or 4.1?
The 3.6 series is meanwhile out of maintainance and in 
security-fixes-only mode. So if it's a bug, there's not a big chance to 
get this fixed. But 4.0 and 4.1 bring very much new changes and 
improvements and maybe the problem is already gone/fixed.

As 4 is the next release after 3, it isn't a big thing to upgrade (it's 
like switching from 3.5.x to 3.6.x).

In my test environment I have a 4.1.0 server (but without DFS) and 8.1 
and this runs fine. And in production DFS with 4.1.0, but with Win7, 
what also works good.

But if the problem is around DFS/Win8.1 and still exists in 4.1, then 
you can open a bug report, add your smb.conf and a level 10 debug 
logfile containing the try to access the share.


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