Ronnie Sahlberg, Samba Team member - has
written a new small-footprint SMB2/3 client
library. Compiled size is 120KB (yes, that
is *KB*, not MB :-). It supports signing,
sealing, NTLM authentication (and krb5
with external libraries).

It has *no* dependencies (other than the
afore-mentioned krb5 if you need it) and
is available for checkout and hacking at:

git clone git://

License is LGPLv2.1+, and it is developed
independently of the main samba project,
so please send patches directly to:

Ronnie Sahlberg <>

Submission of patches grants him the rights
to integrate into the code under LGPLv2.1+.

It's designed to expand SMB2/3 use into
the small device Internet of Things and
is already used by the VLC and Kodi projects,
and someone has ported it to load games
off an SMB3 server instead of a cassette
tape for a Tandy TRS-80 (for the over 45's
on the list :-).

It will *never* support SMB1 :-).

Thanks Ronnie for making
the home of all things SMB !

Samba Team.

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