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Re: [Samba] Windows 7 with smb2 can not connect as guest ?

From: Francois Lepretre <flsamba_at_nospam>
Date: Thu Aug 26 2010 - 09:05:08 GMT
To: Jeremy Allison <>

Le 25/08/2010 19:39, Jeremy Allison a écrit :
> On Wed, Aug 25, 2010 at 12:09:12PM +0200, Francois Lepretre wrote:
>> Hello,
>> on our servers we have shares with no authentication required (no
>> DC, security = share, guest ok = yes).
>> Worked fine for years, but now with Samba 3.5.4, when I enable smb2,
>> Windows 7 clients can not connect anymore to these shares.
> I'd recommend not enabling SMB2 on 3.5.x, it's not ready for
> production use. SMB2 will be production ready in 3.6.0.

OK. I have also tried 3.6-pre1 and git version. Same result : Win7
clients can not connect to a guest ok share.
Should I file a bug on this ?

The reason I am trying SMB2 is that I also have a Windows 2008 Server
(running on the same type of hardware as the Samba servers) and its
performance are a lot better when talking to Windows 7 clients.
Typically :
- reading from samba servers reaches 70 MB/s
- reading (same files on same client) from windows server gives over 100

Apart from the use of SMB2 protocol, I can't see why Windows Server 2008
would be so faster than Samba.



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