Yet another SMB1 question

  • 4 May 2019
  • 3 replies

I've read most of the existing smb1 threads and haven't found much satisfaction with the recommended work-arounds. To get this out of the way, I'm not suggesting sonos should do anything that would brick older devices. I'm using such devices and in no way want them bricked. That being said, if flash memory size is an issue like many have suggested, then sonos should just come out and say so. It would end a lot of this reoccurring discussion.

That being said, the closest thing to a workable solution I have read is that they support http file sharing. I simply haven't seen any details on how this works. Is this WebDAV under the covers? How do I specify it when setting up my media library?

They have said that this works on windows and mac, but again with no details on how to set it up. My synology NAS can support WebDAV, but again, I'm not sure that is what they are even talking about.

I'm open to the possibility that this is all described somewhere that I've missed. If so, a link to the discussion would be appreciated.

P.S. I don't mean a link to the post with the "is now supported" statement. I've already read that one. I'm looking for enough detail to give the WebDAV server on my NAS a try.

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Why don't you take your questions directly to Sonos support, that gives you the best chance of getting an official answer, in your case I'd suggest contacting them via e-mail.
Userlevel 7
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The http server protocol that Sonos now use to share files on PCs and Macs is not documented. If you are using a NAS, you have to swallow the SMB1 pill.
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Only effective way to duck having to have an SMB v1 NAS today is to install a NAS to SMB v1 gateway on another computer. About any Linux box with a network connection will work, I used a Raspberry Pi.

I'm hoping mlangas gets something from Sonos to avoid that BUT I'm not holding my breath.