SMB Shares Screens
12 minute read.Last Modified 2023-11-30 10:15 EST
The first SMB share screen to display after you click Shares is the Sharing screen with the service widgets for the four supported share types.
As of SCALE 22.12 (Bluefin), MS-DOS SMB1 clients cannot connect to TrueNAS SCALE Bluefin. TrueNAS SCALE SMB does not support End-of-Life (EoL) Windows clients, including MS-DOS.
The Samba project, which TrueNAS SCALE uses to provide SMB sharing features, has deprecated the SMB1 protocol for security concerns. The Samba 4.16 release notes announced that they deprecated and disabled the whole SMB1 protocol as of 4.11. If needed, for security purposes or code maintenance, Samba continues to remove older protocol commands and unused dialects or those that are replaced in more modern SMB1 versions.
TrueNAS now uses Samba 4.17. TrueNAS still has SMB1 protocol support but:
- MS-DOS-based SMB clients cannot connect to TrueNAS SCALE Bluefin.
- MS-DOS-based SMB clients are no longer able to connect to any TrueNAS servers.
- SMB clients determined to be end-of-life (EOL) by their vendor are not supported.
Administrators should work to phase out any clients using the SMB1 protocol from their environments.
Client systems that can only use the SMB1 protocol for SMB shares are no longer capable of connecting to SMB shares created in TrueNAS SCALE 22.12 or later.
Refer to Samba release notes for more information.
If you have not added SMB shares to the system, clicking the Windows (SMB) Shares option on the Sharing screen displays the No SMB Shares have been configured yet screen with the Add SMB Share button in the center of the screen.
Use this button or the Add button at the top right of the screen to configure your first SMB share. After adding the first SMB share, the Sharing SMB screen displays.
If you return to the Share option (click Shares on the main navigation panel), the Windows (SMB) Shareswidget displays. It includes the current service status and a list of the SMB shares below it.
The Windows (SMB) Shareswidget updates after adding SMB shares. It also updates when you click Shares on the main navigation panel to return to the Sharing screen.
Windows SMB Sharedisplays The Sharing >SMB details screen. From this screen, you can add or edit an SMB share on the list.
Add displays the Add SMB configuration screen.
The Columns button displays a set of options to customize the list view. Options include Unselect All, Path, Description, Enabled and Reset to Defaults.
The Enabled checkbox provides the share status. If selected, it indicates the share path is available when the SMB service is active. If cleared, it disables but does not delete the share.
The two SMB share configuration screens, Add SMB and Edit SMB, display the same setting options.
Click Save to create the share (or save an existing one) and add it to the Shares > Windows (SMB) Shares and Sharing SMB details lists.
The SMB Share ACL screen displays when you click Edit Share ACL from the Sharing SMB details screen. These settings configure new ACL entries for the selected SMB share and apply them at the entire SMB share level. It is separate from file system permissions.options list on the
Edit Filesystem ACL opens Datasets > Edit ACL screen for the shared dataset.