Network

The options located here influence the network communication. You can modify the behavior of the underlying libsmbclient library in the Samba tab and enable the Wake-On-LAN features in the Wake-On-LAN tab.

The "Network" configuration tab

Samba

Basic Settings

NetBIOS name

Set the NetBIOS name of your computer. The text box should already be filled with the information found in the smb.conf configuration file or with the hostname of your computer. Under normal circumstances there is no need to change anything here.

Default: NetBIOS name defined in smb.conf or the hostname

Domain

Set the name of the domain/workgroup your computer is in. The text box should already be filled with the information found in the smb.conf configuration file. Under normal circumstances there is no need to change anything here.

Default: domain name defined in smb.conf

SMB port

Enabling this setting sets the remote SMB port number to communicate with a remote host to the value defined in the spin box. Under BSD, this is also the port that is used for mounting.

Unless you are using a firewall or have a customized network setup, you do not need to change anything here.

Default: 139

This computer is on a large network neighborhood

In the default configuration, all available master browsers are queried when the browse list is compiled. On large network neighborhoods this can be very time consuming. Enabling this setting restricts the query to three master browsers.

Default: not selected

Authentication

Master browsers require authentication

If the workgroup master browsers require authentication to return the browse list, you need to check this button. This may be the case for example with some NAS devices. This setting is rarely needed and might even cause a master browser to return an empty browse list.

Default: not selected

Use Kerberos for authentication

Use Kerberos for authentication in an Active Directory environment.

Default: not selected

Use Winbind ccache for authentication

Try to use the credentials cached by Winbind.

Default: not selected

Security

Encryption level

Set the level of encryption that is used to make connections. The following settings can be chosen:

None

Encryption is not used.

Request

Encryption is requested.

Require

Encryption is required.

Default: None

Behavior

Detect printer shares

Printer shares are detected.

Default: selected

Detect hidden shares

Hidden shares are detected. Hidden shares are ending with a $ sign, e.g. Musik$ or IPC$.

Default: selected

Preview hidden files and directories

Show all files and directories including the hidden ones when opening a share's contents in the preview dialog.

Default: not selected

Wake-On-LAN

To be able to use the Wake-On-LAN capability of Smb4K, you have to enable the setting in this section. The hosts that should to be woken up have to be defined through the custom options dialog.

Enable Wake-On-LAN features

Enable Wake-on-LAN (WOL) features. Wake-On-LAN is an ethernet computer networking standard that allows a computer to be turned on or woken up by a network message. Smb4K uses a magic package send via a UDP socket to wake up remote servers. If you want to take advantage of the Wake-On-LAN feature, you need to enable this option.

Default: not selected

Waiting time

This is the waiting time in seconds between the sending of the magic Wake-On-LAN packages and the scanning of the network neighborhood or the mounting of a share.

Default: 5 s