[Samba] server max protocol appropriate values

Marc Muehlfeld mmuehlfeld at samba.org
Fri Mar 6 10:05:24 MST 2015

Am 06.03.2015 um 14:56 schrieb Rowland Penny:
>> From 'samba-tool testparm -v' :
>> server max protocol = NT1
>> BUT 'man smb.conf' says this :
>> Default: server max protocol = SMB3
>> OK, one of these is wrong, but which ???

If you run 4.1 or later, then SMB3 is the default.

Am 06.03.2015 um 16:30 schrieb James:
> Using Wireshark I see the protocol used as SMB2.  Using a Windows
> workstation I tested by navigating to files and folders on my member
> server or to my sysvol folder on a DC.

Win7 doesn't speak SMB3.

SMB 2.0 was introduced by Vista/2008
SMB 2.1 by Win7/2008R2
SMB 2.2 aka 3.0 by Win8/2012
SMB 3.02 by 8.1/2012R2


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