[Samba] SMB Multichannel not working?

Carter Sheehan csheehan at vestmark.com
Thu Feb 2 17:19:50 UTC 2023


Here are a few screenshots of the protocol negotiation packets between my client ( and my Samba server ( https://imgur.com/a/nXk3QRV
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In the screenshots, there is an initial SMB request from the client (no capabilities specified), an SMBv2 reply from the server stating it does NOT support multi channel, a 2nd request from the client (now in SMBv2 protocol), and an SMBv2 reply from the server saying it supports multichannel. The two replies from the server contradict one another. The "Session Request" packets after the protocol negotiations show the session request did not have multichannel enabled. I suspect this is because the client saw the first protocol negotiation reply that said the server did not support multichannel and so the client did not enable multichannel in it's request for a session.

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On 01/02/2023 20:58, Carter Sheehan via samba wrote:
> Hello Jeremy,
> I looked at low-level packets captured in Wireshark and I see some interesting things happening during the SMB session negotiations
> In the packet stream, I see 4 SMB "Negotiate Protocol" request/response packets and I see 4 "session setup" packets. During the protocol negotiation, the Samba server's first reply states multi channel support is "0", the second reply says it is supported.
> Then, in the "session setup" packets, the client request does not have multichannel support enabled so the session does not utilize the feature.
> I can send you a screenshot of the wireshark capture if you have a separate email, the samba list has a max email cap so I can't send pictures

You could do what everyone else does, post them somewhere and provide a

Also I don't think a screenshot is going to do.


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