Computing, file sharing, Linux, security, Ubuntu

Glaring SMB file sharing issues

There’s a glaring bug in gvfs that prevents you from browsing shares using the SMB v2 protocol, which is default in many Linux distributions.
This means if you install a brand new copy of Ubuntu 20.04, set up a share using Samba, and try to connect with it using your file manager, you can’t even connect to a share on your own computer!
To make it work, you have to explicitly change the Samba configuration (/etc/samba/smb.conf) to allow the SMB v1 protocol:

server min protocol = NT1

However, there’s a reason SMB v1 is turned off; it has huge security issues.

So I decided to use SSHFS for simple file sharing instead.

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