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  Reply # 2061668 24-Jul-2018 13:35
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So is SMB2 (or SMB3) dodgy, also?

 

I only enabled SMB2 recently, thinking it might help, but that was before I learned about KODI only using SMB1.

 

Prior to trying to set up the KODI box, my home network of 3 towers and several laps worked perfectly well without SMB enablement.

 

I know this for sure  because there were no entries in the Lanman Server Parameters section of the Registry at that time.


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  Reply # 2061675 24-Jul-2018 13:45
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geekIT:

 

So is SMB2 (or SMB3) dodgy, also?

 

I only enabled SMB2 recently, thinking it might help, but that was before I learned about KODI only using SMB1.

 

Prior to trying to set up the KODI box, my home network of 3 towers and several laps worked perfectly well without SMB enablement.

 

I know this for sure  because there were no entries in the Lanman Server Parameters section of the Registry at that time.

 

 

SMB3 preferred, 2 valid. SMB1 targeted by wannacry.

 

 

 

Couple of screenshots let you specify highest protocol version in the later versions in Kodi, have a hunt around too. 


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  Reply # 2061677 24-Jul-2018 14:00
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What are you running Kodi on? One of the pre-built distro's like LibreELEC etc?

 

If so, is it maybe just a case of logging in to it's shell and updating the samba package?... no idea if that will fix the issue (i use NFS shares at home). But we have SMB2 running in the office off a debian based NAS. So if Kodi isn't working with SMB2 perhaps its just an out of date package?


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  Reply # 2061690 24-Jul-2018 14:27
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geekIT:

 

So is SMB2 (or SMB3) dodgy, also?

 

I only enabled SMB2 recently, thinking it might help, but that was before I learned about KODI only using SMB1.

 

Prior to trying to set up the KODI box, my home network of 3 towers and several laps worked perfectly well without SMB enablement.

 

I know this for sure  because there were no entries in the Lanman Server Parameters section of the Registry at that time.

 

 

So you've never had Kodi box talking to W7 machine using SMB of any version??




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  Reply # 2061780 24-Jul-2018 16:13
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Oblivian: I've seen screenshots on the Western Digital website showing an SMB selection system at work in KODI on a Librelec but there are no screens like that in the KODI in my Vero 4K box.

 

chevrolux: The box is a Vero 4K. The main system is OSMC (Sam Nazarko et al) and it has KODI 17.6 running alongside.

 

Spyware: Correct. I've never had the KODI box (details above) talking to the W7 machine.

 

 


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  Reply # 2061800 24-Jul-2018 16:40
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And your other Windows machines can play media (or at least mount the shares) from the W7 machine in question over your network using SMB???


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  Reply # 2061802 24-Jul-2018 16:46
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The other thing is NTFS permissions that cause hiccups. not just 'share folder' a lot of non windoze things still cant.

 

Need an actual share permission and user identified (make one on the PC called kodi/kodi enter those deets in kodi when asking for user)


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  Reply # 2061804 24-Jul-2018 16:49
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And map a drive from a laptop to IP (or netbios name) and share name with the credentials you created and test that it works before touching Kodi.




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  Reply # 2061821 24-Jul-2018 17:43
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Spyware: And your other Windows machines can play media (or at least mount the shares) from the W7 machine in question over your network using SMB???

 

Spyware, my network is so fully shared it's almost dangerous.

 

Consequently, all wired and wireless computers (6) can see each other and share files with absolutely no issues.

 

 




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  Reply # 2061829 24-Jul-2018 17:54
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Oblivian: The other thing is NTFS permissions that cause hiccups. not just 'share folder' a lot of non windoze things still cant.

 

Need an actual share permission and user identified (make one on the PC called kodi/kodi enter those deets in kodi when asking for user)

 

Yeah, I've seen suggestions that a new Windows user with password might be required for a KODI logon, but I've also seen a lot of posts that say this shouldn't be an issue.

 

Maybe the entire KODI thing has been badly set up. It's Linux, isn't it?

 

Shucks, I have a couple of Samsung Galaxy 10" tablets that I regularly patch into the network with no problems. If Android can do it, why not KODI?

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 2061836 24-Jul-2018 18:13
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So you have the same user credentials on every computer is my guess???

 

 

As we say, unless you want to specifically set up a user and test a drive mapping or unc path with this user to prove it works you won't succeed. Your problem isn't related to Kodi itself but rather the file and folder permissions.

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  Reply # 2061875 24-Jul-2018 18:33
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Your problem isn't related to Kodi itself but rather the file and folder permissions.

 

Also just the general sh1t show that SMB is...




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  Reply # 2061913 24-Jul-2018 19:59
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Spyware: So you have the same user credentials on every computer is my guess??? As we say, unless you want to specifically set up a user and test a drive mapping or unc path with this user to prove it works you won't succeed. Your problem isn't related to Kodi itself but rather the file and folder permissions.

 

I'm not sure what you mean.

 

Same 'user credentials'? Every computer has to have a different name, or it wouldn't function on the network. The only thing that's common to all is the name of the workgroup. Each computer has only one user account. No accounts require passwords to logon.

 

"Your problem isn't related to Kodi itself but rather the file and folder permissions". Can you expand on that, please?

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 2061926 24-Jul-2018 20:23
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What error message do you get in Kodi when you go "Add network location..." and give the IP address and share name of W7 machine???

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  Reply # 2062037 25-Jul-2018 09:17
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geekIT:Each computer has only one user account. No accounts require passwords to logon.

 

It's been a while since I've done much with SMB in a workgroup setting, but I have a recollection that the Windows user account requires a password for it to work.

 

I would setup a dedicated user for sharing with KODI and set file permisiions and shares accordingly for that user. So in Windows create a user called KODI_User and set a password, assign permissions and shares for the KODI user, then set your KODI box to connect using those same credentials.

 

On the KODI box you may need to specify the username as PC_NAME\KODI_User, where PC_NAME is the computer name of your Windows 7 PC.

 

Also make sure your Windows firewall allows file sharing within the local subnet.


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