The Common Internet File System (previously known as SMB) is a layer 7 networking protocol providing file and device sharing across local networks. It was originally designed and implemented by Microsoft as part of the Windows operating system.

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How do I determine the actual size of a NetApp filer snapshot?

We have a volume serving up CIFS data, which seems to have a lot more snapshot data than the rest. I suspect that this is due to a higher rate of change, and that I could determine this using the snap ...
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CIFS mounts hang on read

I have a problem with a bunch of CIFS mounts that look like this: //192.168.10.2/remote-share /home/windows-shared/remote-share cifs defaults,user=xxx,password=xxx,uid=603,gid=603 0 0 This ...
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CIFS error -512 on a mount

So we have Alfresco running at work and I like to have our repository mounted via CIFS: mount /mnt/alfresco/ -v mount.cifs kernel mount options: ...
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Mount a shared windows folder in debian

I am trying to mount a shared windows folder on my debian machine. I have installed smbclient and cifs-utils and then to mount it I enter /etc/fstab and apply the following line ...
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SMB 3 encrypted over internet

SMB 3 offers an option to enable encryption. Does that mean it would be a possible option to let people use SMB over the internet or are there other not securable aspects about SMB left? What extra ...
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Mount Windows 7 share using mount.cifs: Symlinks staying inside the share cannot be created

We have multiple Windows systems using Windows 7 (64bit). For web development, we want a project workspace directory that can be shared with a VM (Oracle VirtualBox). The solution included in ...
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Samba mount error(6): No such device or address - but device exists

I am running Virtualbox on a Windows 8.1 host, and Debian guest. I have a folder on Windows shared, and want to mount it with cifs on the guest, as follows: mount -t cifs ...
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Filename encoding switched to UTF-8 by tar when untaring to Windows share

We have different Magento installations (webshop) that allows images to be added to a product freely. When an image is added to a product, the file is named in a specific way that sometimes ...
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Restoring NTFS permissions

I have two large file shares where the following has occurred: A (currently unknown) administrator took ownership of the share. The administrator broke inheritance on the share, and removed the ...
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ERROR when mounting RHEL samba share on another RHEL server

I have a server (let's call it ServerA) where I have configured two Samba shares, that are currently accessed from a few Windows computers with no issues. I've also been able to mount these two ...
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mounting windows shares on linux while keeping windows permissions

I have a windows share on a windows2003 server (WINJOE) which I want to back up to a Linux machine (LINUXJOE) that is properly joined to the domain. My goal is to backup shared folders of WINJOE to ...
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Does my password is sent encrypted when I am mounting windows share on linux using CIFS?

Does my password is sent encrypted when I am mounting windows share on linux using CIFS? For mounting I'm using: mount -t cifs -o username=myuser //myhost/share /mnt/winmount
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Why won't the CIFS service start?

When I try to enable the CIFS service (to use it with my OpenLDAP directory) on my FreeNAS 9.1.1, I get the message The service could not be started. In the shell of my FreeNAS, I see the ...
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Why can't cron access a CIFS share using Kerberos authentication?

I'm on CentOS 6.4. Using kstart I have a TGT kept active using the machine account (ie computername$) from Active Directory. The ticket cache is assigned to root and is located at /tmp/krb5cc_0. I ...
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Synology cifs mount wont allow execution

I have a synology NAS. I am able to mount a cifs directory fine on linux (tried both centos 6 and Ubuntu 12). I can do everything fine except I can't execute anything on it. If I try tab to complete, ...
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NetApp Data ONTAP PowerShell Get Access-Based Enumeration (ABE) Flag?

I am trying to find out what CIF Shares have the Access-Based Enumeration (ABE) flag set on them through the NetApp Data ONTAP PowerShell CMDLET. You can set it through the CLI by using ...
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Share CIFS mounted drive with all users

A CIFS share, mounted as network drive, seems to be visible only to the user who set it up. Is there a way to make the drive accessible to all the local users on the system ? Trying to achieve this ...
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Automate mounting a persistant CIFS drive natively on Windows.

Trying to create a script to automate mounting CIFS shares as drives on windows 2008/2012 server. The share requires a login (Unfortunately, AD can not be used) and needs to be mounted as a ...
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How can I use mount a NetApp NFS drive on Windows so I can create symlinks on it?

I tried two ways of mounting a NetApp NFS drive on a Windows server: Mounting using SMB/CIFS from NetApp Mounting as a NFS drive using Windows NFS Sevices With none of them, Windows did not let me ...
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CIFS share on Freenas not giving full control to AD users

I've managed to setup a FreeNAS server and connect it to AD. My problem comes when I try to edit permissions from windows. I already set the owner to be an AD user that I'm logged in with, but when I ...
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Samba does not reload user group members

I am running a simple samba server setup where users connect to a share which contains folders for specific user groups. The folders are chmod 2770, so only users which are in the correct group can ...
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How fast can a Windows 2008 CIFS client write to SAMBA server using 10Gb NIC?

We are experiencing a performance problem using Windows 2008 CIFS client. We have a FreeNAS server that delivers 1.3GB/s on ZFS write. We have 10Gb network connecting NAS server and CIFS clients. ...
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correct samba configuration for write access to group?

I'm trying to reconfigure Samba/CIFS on a CentOS client machine specifically because the current setup requires any users logged into the machine to sudo writes to the samba share. I want to take ...
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mount -t cifs with krb5i

I am trying to mount a windows 2008 R2 share on my centos6 64 server and am getting the following message as a response to the mount: mount -t cifs //esb.local/dfs /mnt/win --verbose -o ...
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mount error(13): Permission denied with windows share

I am struggling to mount a windows 2008 share on a CentOS 6.4 (64 bits) server when I use smbclient it works: smbclient //esb.local/dfs -U ESBSertal -W ESB -P MyPassword but with mount it does ...
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kerberos cifs multiuser mount from AD PDC

I'm trying to mount a cifs folder on a ubuntu server with multiuser support from a windows DC. I can get user kerberos tickets as root on the server and mount the directory with kerberos without any ...
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How can I add a linux folder to a Windows DFS tree?

Accessing a Windows DFS share from Ubuntu or any other Linux for that matter, is pretty straight forward. However doing it in reverse seems to be not documented. I have DFS Namespace running on ...
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Heterogeneous environment “roaming” profiles

By "roaming profiles" I really mean "shared home directories". So, I set up an AD pair, and shared a folder on \\ad-1\homes. Then set the AD user object to mount H:\ = \\ad-1\homes\%username%. This ...
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mount.cifs error 14 but smbclient works

I have a debian server and I want to mount an external Win2008R2 share using cifs. I get: error 14: bad address. Using the same arguments with smbclient I can connect with success and browse share ...
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How to set permissions for a CIFS mount with autofs?

I've set up a CIFS mount on my CentOS 6.4 server with autofs : File /etc/auto.mnt : Photos ...
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Samba Displaying Folders as Files

I have a Windows share (shared from a Windows Server 2003 box) that is mounted on our Ubuntu server using cifs. That mount is then shared out through Samba. The issue is that all of the folders in the ...
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How to troubleshoot Linux in-kernel dns_resolver

Linux provides a facility that lets kernel and its modules to resolve DNS names by relying on user-space tools. This, for example, is used by CIFS to support referrals in the DFS. The problem I'm ...
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CHMOD permission denied on SMB share

I'm mounting an SMB/CIFS share on my CentOS 6.4 server using /etc/fstab as follows: Mount windows share to /mnt/mywebsite //10.1.1.4/mywebsite /mnt/mywebsite cifs ...
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Directories shown as files, when sharing a mounted cifs drive

I have an issue where a directory is shown as a file when accessing a samba share ( on Ubuntu 12.10 ) from a Windows machine. The output from ls -ll in the folder on the linuxbox is as follows: ...
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mount cifs permission denied

Hi I have tried to mount with three ways for all of them I got the same error. 1) sudo chmod 777 /estore sudo mount –t cifs -o user=domain/username%MYPASSWORD,noserverino //domain /estore 2) sudo ...
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How to setup shared folder as virtual directory in IIS 7.5 (cross-domain)

This is my current understanding of how this should be done: (TL;DR for the actual problem, please see the bold text.) Create a folder on you storage server, henceforth known as B. Create a local ...
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Linux phantom mounts

For the second time in a year, I have encountered phantom mounts. "Normal" system tools show a CIFS mount does not exist, yet it's still really there. Adding or (mass) deleting files is instantly ...
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DFS CIFS shares not responding to demand

I'm hoping someone can help me here with understanding how a windows file copy differs between a copy using terracopy (or similar) and what that means for contention on my NAS head. Background: ...
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Slow shared folder refresh on windows 7

When I create a new folder in a shared folder under Windows Server 2012 sometimes i can not see new folder by windows 7 clients. Also with some refresh I still can not see new folders. After some ...
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Linux samba server: cifs_mount failed w/return code = -12

Server: RHEL 5.9 / smbd 3.0.33 - Clients: various, though all were using current mount.cifs (5.2) I already solved this problem, but it was such a nightmare to hunt down these error codes I felt like ...
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Unable to mount samba share

I'm using CentOS 5 and I'm trying to mount a share, but I continuously receive the same error. mount error: cifs filesystem not supported by the system mount error(19): No such device I have samba ...
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Solaris 11 CIFS pam_smb

After installing a CIFS server on Solaris 11 today I run into a problem after updating the /etc/pam.d/other to include the line "other password required pam_smb_passwd.so.1 nowarn". After that I ...
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Looking for a way to mount cifs shares on centos 6 with multiple users

We have a CIFS share on our network. I have a centos 6.3 server in which I want to map the share. The problem is that when mounting it in /etc/fstab I have to set which user (and password) to use. The ...
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CIFS slashes changed to backslashes after upgrade

I am working on linux server which does its backup via rsync to a cifs-mounted share on an external NAS (D-Link DNS-320). Everything worked fine on opensuse 11.4. After upgrade to opensuse 12.2, the ...
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Have both domain and non-domain users use NetApp CIFS storage

My specific use case is that I have a NetApp CIFS storage that's in the domain, say, intranet. But I also have one hyper-v host that's not in the domain. I can't allow it into the domain, but I need ...
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Permit any user to mount any CIFS share

Essentially, I want the Ubuntu pre-10.10 behaviour back. The setuid method (see notes) does not work anymore. I search a lot on the Internet, but I haven't found a satisfying solution. I have read a ...
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Prioritize One Network Share Over Another And/Or Cap Network Share Traffic? (Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise)

One of my fileservers is a hyper v VM running Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise. The NIC in the VM maps to a 1 GB NIC on the host that is dedicated just to this VM. I have two shares on the file ...
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Apache serving Samba share leads to poor performance?

This is a question about a problematic interaction between Apache and Samba. Our Linux server (on a private intranet) mounts a Windows share, which is physically thousands of miles away, and serves ...
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Replace file share server with a new one

I have a server, used for applications, with the path: \\cifs_server\folder I have to move it to a new server : \\cifs_server_new\folder (both folders has been synced). What's the best method for ...
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Mounting NAS drive with cifs using credentials file through fstab does not work

I can mount the drive in the following way, no problem there: mount -t cifs //nas/home /mnt/nas -o username=username,password=pass\!word,uid=1000,gid=100,rw,suid However if I try to mount it via ...