samba-replacment issue network environment

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tomtom_38
tomtom_38 Posts: 7  Freshman Member
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https://zyxel.diskstation.eu/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=24

Hello, i instal the replacment package exactly in the way i can find in this link.

I do it a second time and the message is that it installed in root and up to date.

but the smbd comand show me the old version?

I ask because I can connect to samba shares manual, but in the network environment i cant see the zyxel NAS. It works again If I activate smb 1.0 client option.

i use an 325v2

is that normal???

thanks for support

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  • Mijzelf
    Mijzelf Posts: 2,639  Guru Member
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    but the smbd comand show me the old version?

    That can be normal. The 'replacement package' doesn't actually replace the smbd binary, but installs a second on (in /opt/bin/ in contrast to the firmware /usr/bin). The startscript (/opt/etc/init.d/99sambareplacement) hooks the samba startscript (/etc/init.d/samba.sh) to start the optware smbd instead of the firmware one. Which binary actually will be called when you execute 'smbd —version' depends on your PATH.

    I can connect to samba shares manual, but in the network environment i cant see the zyxel NAS. It works again If I activate smb 1.0 client option.

    In smb 1.0 the peer discovery was based on netbios broadcasts. In smb 2 that is changed, it's now dependent on mDNS. Apparently the stock firmware doesn't implement this, and the new samba doesn't either, or it's not configured.

    Sorry, that package was actually a quickfix for someone else who couldn't use smb1 anymore due to a company laptop with policies. When other people asked me for the script I provided it for download. But it's not very mature.

    When you really need network discovery, you could look if you can install an Entware avahi daemon, or something like that.

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  • Mijzelf
    Mijzelf Posts: 2,639  Guru Member
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    but the smbd comand show me the old version?

    That can be normal. The 'replacement package' doesn't actually replace the smbd binary, but installs a second on (in /opt/bin/ in contrast to the firmware /usr/bin). The startscript (/opt/etc/init.d/99sambareplacement) hooks the samba startscript (/etc/init.d/samba.sh) to start the optware smbd instead of the firmware one. Which binary actually will be called when you execute 'smbd —version' depends on your PATH.

    I can connect to samba shares manual, but in the network environment i cant see the zyxel NAS. It works again If I activate smb 1.0 client option.

    In smb 1.0 the peer discovery was based on netbios broadcasts. In smb 2 that is changed, it's now dependent on mDNS. Apparently the stock firmware doesn't implement this, and the new samba doesn't either, or it's not configured.

    Sorry, that package was actually a quickfix for someone else who couldn't use smb1 anymore due to a company laptop with policies. When other people asked me for the script I provided it for download. But it's not very mature.

    When you really need network discovery, you could look if you can install an Entware avahi daemon, or something like that.

  • tomtom_38
    tomtom_38 Posts: 7  Freshman Member
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    Ok, thanks for your work to stay alive Zyxel NAS.

    I check this, and iam glad that I can use it for a while with this config.

    Free NAS is the future i think

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