The Freebox finally allows easy access to files shared with a PC

Version 4.3.0 of Freebox OS is deployed from this Wednesday, April 20 for the Freebox Revolution, mini 4K, One, Delta and Pop. It notably includes support for SMBv2 and SMBv3 by the Freebox Server.

Microsoft had disabled it from Windows 10

As a reminder, SMB (Server Message Block) is a protocol that allows file sharing on local networks with Windows PCs. In Windows 10, SMBv1 is disabled by default, as Microsoft has recommended that it no longer be used for security reasons. It was therefore time for Freeboxes to support more recent versions, knowing that SMBv2 still dates back to 2007.

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An option to activate

As we can see in the screenshot below, this addition is materialized by a new option “Activate SMBv2” to check because it is not automatic when the update is done.

Free indicates that “This improves compatibility with the latest versions of OS, as well as performance (between 8 and 40% depending on usage)“. New VMs (virtual machines) will use SMBv2 for file access.

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