[Samba] cifs.ko kernel module versus smb.conf - which SMB protocol version?

Sketch smblist at rednsx.org
Mon Jul 13 13:33:15 UTC 2015

On Mon, 13 Jul 2015, Karel Lang AFD wrote:

> My question is:
> 1. does those parameters values (like 'max protocol') depend on the 'cifs.ko' 
> version and it's supported SMB version? Meaning it's pointless to set higher 
> SMB value in smb.conf that the 'cifs.ko' support?
> 2. does samba server use the 'cifs.ko' to access linux (eg. ext4 of xfs FS) 
> to serve the windows client requests?

Samba (smbd) is a CIFS server.  cifs.ko is a CIFS client.  There is no 
relation between the two other than that you can use cifs.ko to connect to 
a samba server.

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