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

Karel Lang AFD lang at afd.cz
Mon Jul 13 14:15:37 UTC 2015

thank you for kind explanation :]

On 07/13/2015 03:33 PM, Sketch wrote:
> 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.

*Karel Lang*
*Unix/Linux Administration*
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