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Re: [Samba] SAMBA and SMB Signing

From: Volker Lendecke <Volker.Lendecke_at_nospam>
Date: Fri Aug 06 2010 - 05:56:23 GMT
To: "Kartchner, Val Civ USAF AFMC 519 SMXS/MXDEA" <Val.Kartchner@HILL.af.mil>

On Thu, Aug 05, 2010 at 05:42:49PM -0600, Kartchner, Val Civ USAF AFMC 519 SMXS/MXDEA wrote:
> We're working on setting up a SAMBA server, but it is not working.
> There is a standard configuration for our Windows Vista machines. With
> the previous configuration of Windows Vista ("Alice") it connects to the
> SAMBA fine. However, the latest Windows Vista configuration ("Bob")
> will contact the SAMBA server, send the required password then just stop
> communicating.
>
> We have been sniffing the packets between various configurations and
> found two differences in the last message from client to server:
> "Canonicalized path names" and "Security Signature" bits are both set on
> Bob but unset on Alice. We have confirmed that the "Security Signature"
> bit is the problem by using the instructions on page 5 of
> "http://www.expand.com/industries/case-studies/2008/bosc/white%20papers/
> WP_SMBsigning.pdf" to turn off SMB signing. Bob will then work with the
> SAMBA server. However, turning this off on an actual Windows Vista
> system is NOT an allowed option for us. I have found requests on some
> mailing lists asking how to enable SMB signing in SAMBA, but no replies
> telling how to do it. I have also searched for SAMBA configuration
> options but have not found any way to enable it.
>
> How is SMB signing enabled in SAMBA?

smb signing = mandatory

Volker
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