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mishikal:
This requires enabling remote SSH access to the system, but once you do that and log in as root, modify /etc/init.d/smb.sh

There is a configure() function that calls /usr/local/sbin/nas_configgen -c samba, which always overwrites /etc/samba/smb.conf.  To allow SMBv2, modify the code as follows.

From:

--- Code: ---        /usr/local/sbin/nas_configgen -c samba
        if [ $? -ne 0 ]; then
                echo "$0 configure fail"
                exit 1
        fi

--- End code ---

To:

--- Code: ---    /usr/local/sbin/nas_configgen -c samba
        if [ $? -ne 0 ]; then
                echo "$0 configure fail"
                exit 1
        fi
        /bin/sed -i '3i\\
    min protocol = SMB2\\
    max protocol = SMB2\\
        ' /etc/samba/smb.conf

--- End code ---


Then run /etc/init.d/smb.sh reload and the NAS will now allow SMBv2 connections.  Enjoy!

ArronHad:

--- Quote from: StephenrDavis1977 on February 11, 2018, 12:40:39 pm ---How do I do this PhenQ on a Windows 10 machine that cannot access the LinkStation?

--- End quote ---

Nice one Mishikal, it took me a couple of tries but got it working perfect in the end! Feels good to be all setup.

StephenDavis1977:
How do I do this on a Windows 10 machine that cannot access the LinkStation?

patator:

--- Quote ---How do I do this on a Windows 10 machine that cannot access the LinkStation?

--- End quote ---

First you need to get root access on your linkstation using ACP Commander.
I used this http://nerdkey.co.uk/guides/enable-ssh-linkstation-stock-firmware/ as it sounded easy enough at that time.

For the next steps, I take it you are not familiar with Unix, so here is a step by step once you have root access.

Login as root using PUTTY
once done, type
cp  /etc/init.d/smb.sh /root
This will cpy the file in case you make a mistake.

vi  /etc/init.d/smb.sh
this editor is quite unfriendly, so follow the following key strokes ([ESC] is the key esape, not the letters):
[ESC]/nas_config
use the arrow to go at the end of this section:

--- Code: --- /usr/local/sbin/nas_configgen -c samba
        if [ $? -ne 0 ]; then
                echo "$0 configure fail"
                exit 1
        fi
--- End code ---
type A then enter
copy the following and right click to paste in putty:

--- Code: ---/bin/sed -i '3i\\    max protocol = SMB2\\' /etc/samba/smb.conf
--- End code ---
then hit the following keys:
[ESC]:wq

to try that it worked:
/etc/init.d/smb.sh restart

You should now be able to access your files on Windows10.

Good luck!

jurrabi:
This might be a stupid question but, how come this is not enabled by default in the latest 1.74 firmware version for my Linkstation LS-WXL?? I mean, that update is dated Feb, 2018 and the Buffalo site states that the model is Windows 10 compatible witch can't be without SMBv2 enabled...
WTF?

Since I don't seem able to get root or SSH access to my device... what are my options?

Any ideas? thanks in advance.

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