Settings/Services/SMB Client

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These settings do not apply, and are not visible when using MS Windows


1 General


1.1 Workgroup

Settings level: Advanced
Description: If a WINS server is running on the network, enter its workgroup name here. Otherwise, leave it blank.


2 Client


2.1 WINS server

Settings level: Advanced
Description: If a WINS server is running on the network, enter its IP address here. Otherwise, leave it blank.


2.2 Minimum protocol version

Settings level: Advanced
Description: Set the minimum SMB protocol version to negotiate when making connections. Forcing SMBv2 may be required to prevent SMBv1 use on some OS. Please be aware, that we do not recommend to use SMBv1 at all for security reasons as it's known vulnarable. So please enable SMBv1 only if you know what you are doing.
See also: SMB


2.3 Maximum protocol version

Settings level: Advanced
Description: Set the maximum SMBB protocol version to negotiate when making connections. Forcing SMBv2 or SMBv1 compatibility may be required with older NAS and Windows shares. Please make sure if the SMB server you want to connect to supports at least SMBv2 and do required changes on the server side (and also for the shares) before enabling SMBv1.
See also: SMB


2.4 Use legacy security

Settings level: Advanced
Description: Force weak SMBv1 security for compatibility with the USB sharing features on some WiFi routers and NAS devices.


3 References



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