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accessing_libreelec [2017/12/17 13:59]
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klojum [Accessing LibreELEC]
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 <tabbox Samba/​SMB>​ <tabbox Samba/​SMB>​
  
 +<alert type="​danger"​ icon="​fa fa-exclamation-triangle">​Under construction</​alert>​
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 +The History of Samba
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 +In the last four major versions of Windows, all require different solutions on how-to make a SMB connection. This has been the result from Samba v1 being at first a very open file protocol that also supported network browsing, to now Windows 10 using Samba v2.x+ with no network browsing support AND requiring full credentials,​ meaning a user WITH as password. As far as we know, Windows 8.1 and 7, as well as earlier versions still work on the SMBv1 basis where network browsing is still available.
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 +Then throw macOS and occasionally a Linux variant into the frame. Then sprinkle the three major evolutions of Samba that could be involved. Then mix it up whether LibreELEC is the server or the client. Ultimately, there are 100+ possible combinations of problems and no simple way to provide an answer.
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 +As from LibreELEC 8.2.3, Kodi uses SMBv2 as the default Samba client specification. This will mean, that when you want to connect to a Samba server in your network, you will have to use the "Add a network location..."​ method, and specify the server credentials manually.
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 +There is currently still the option of lowering the Samba protocol version down to version v1 in the LibreELEC Settings Add-on, just in case your other network devices are incapable of working with SMBv2. But do see this as a temporary measure, as your network security could be severely compromised. The worldwide attack by the WannaCry virus in 2017 has made that quite clear.
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 +Also, when connecting to LibreELEC'​s built-in Samba server, you may have to use the following credentials,​ username: libreelec and password: libreelec
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 **Windows** **Windows**
  
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   \\enter_ip_address_here\   \\enter_ip_address_here\
  
-Take a look at the video which explains it in detail:+  For LibreELEC'​s Samba v2 server credentials,​ they are: 
 +  username: libreelec 
 +  password: libreelec 
 + 
 + 
 +Take a look at the video which explains it in detail ​for SMB v1 connections:
  
 {{youtube>​oBlHCuGGrJ8}} {{youtube>​oBlHCuGGrJ8}}
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 **Ubuntu** **Ubuntu**
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   smb://​enter_ip_address_here/​   smb://​enter_ip_address_here/​
  
- +  For LibreELEC'​s Samba v2 server credentials,​ they are: 
 +  ​username:​ libreelec 
 +  password: libreelec 
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 **MacOS** **MacOS**
  
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   smb://​enter_ip_address_here/​   smb://​enter_ip_address_here/​
  
 +  For LibreELEC'​s Samba v2 server credentials,​ they are:
 +  username: libreelec
 +  password: libreelec
  
 or go to <button type="​default">​Go</​button>​ -> <button type="​default">​Connect to server</​button>​ and replace the address with the one of your LibreELEC machine: or go to <button type="​default">​Go</​button>​ -> <button type="​default">​Connect to server</​button>​ and replace the address with the one of your LibreELEC machine: