[Samba] Detect version of smb being employed

Gerard Seibert gerard_seibert at outlook.com
Mon Oct 14 16:08:51 UTC 2019

On Mon, 14 Oct 2019 13:47:34 +0100, Rowland penny via samba stated:
>On 14/10/2019 13:27, Gerard Seibert via samba wrote:
>> FreeBSD 12
>> Samba 4.8.12
>> Samba is not showing up on my Win 10 PRO machine. I can access the
>> shares if I use the machines hostname or IP, though. How can I
>> determine what version of “smb” is being used? I have set “client max
>> protocol = SMB3” in the config file; however, I am not sure if it is
>> being used.
>Hmm, so you set 'client max protocol' to SMB3 which means SMB3_11 and 
>this is the default, so you haven't really set anything ;-)
>Your problem is the lack of SMBv1, you must have this for network 
>browsing, Samba stopped using SMBv1 when 4.5.0 was released and
>Windows has also turned it off on Win10, though you can still turn it
>back on again on both.

So, if I am undertanding you correctly, Samba shares will never show
automatically in Win 10's "Network" unless I manually enter the URL or
share name. Is that correct?
>Windows will negotiate the highest protocol possible.


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