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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CIFS Mount Error 12.04

I'm trying to CIFS mount a directory on a Windows server to a Ubuntu Apache server to act as a graphics server for a development test server for images. Im running into two separate errors, while ...
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FTP from mounted CIFS - Download never ends (continues after 100%)

I have the following situation: I have two servers, one sharing files over CIFS, the other shares files by FTP. The FTP-Server has the CIFS Share mounted, and FTP users can download from this mount. ...
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On startup cifs mounts with wrong uid, gid

I have a server running a samba instance which I access with cifs. When the system boots the folder is mounted but with wrong uid and gid. When I umuont and mount again manually, uid and gid are set ...
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“mount error(13): Permission denied” only in LXC container for CIFS/Samba share

I have a samba share that mounts just fine under the Ubuntu 12.04 host: root:~# mount -t cifs -o credentials=/var/lib/lxc/vpn/rootfs/etc/samba/desktop.credentials //desktop/Media /media/Media But ...
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Mount CIFS Host is down

I have an issue with a mount point that was previously configured. It shows the folder, but the mount is missing and holds "?" values for size, permissions, etc. So I tried to remount using cifs and ...
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How efficient is a file move on the same fileshare?

From a windows208r2 client connected to a SMB/CIFS share, I move a file from one directory to another directory on the same network share. Does windows send a "move" command to the share, or does ...
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Windows applications do not see files on CIFS share mapped without FQDN

I've run into another oddity recently on our cluster with respect to Windows 2003 and Windows 7 (using Explorer or even plain batch files, C# programs, FORTRAN programs, etc) and files on a CIFS share ...
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Map a remote CIFS share in a Windows client through a third server

My desktop machine is a Windows 7 PC. I need to access some file shares on the remote Windows server JASON using a set of Windows credentials. However, the server JASON is behind a firewall, so to ...
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Intermittent logon failures or lock out failures when under high impersonation load

Recently we've been seeing an interesting slew of failures on our cluster where users' jobs will intermittently fail with logon errors, account locked out errors, or file permission errors. Our ...
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Mount Windows share via CIFS in CentOS not working (but smbclient does)

I'm a bit frustrated...I'm trying to mount a windows share via CIFS in CentOS 6.3, but it's not working: mount -v -t cifs -o credentials=/data/conf/credentials/fileserver //10.0.1.200/projects ...
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XenServer 5.6.0 / XenCenter not allowing SR to Windows 7 share on Domain Controller for ISO's

I'm unable to get an SR made using command prompt or using XenCenter's interface dialogs. Here is the command I'm issuing: xe-mount-iso-sr //<mycomputer.domain.controller>/iso_share -o ...
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Is Samba good for anything in a pure Unix/Linux network?

I'm learning for the LPIC exam which includes a section about Samba. I'm asking myself, whether there is any meaningful or useful application for Samba in a pure Unix/Linux network without any Windows ...
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GVFS Locations Not Available In ~/.gvfs

So, I can mount GVFS locations correctly (specifically CIFS) either from the Gnome "Places" menu, or via the command line gvfs-mount, but the filesystem is not mounted in the expected location; ...
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Increase data transfer speed through bonding/lacp?

I want to maximize the throughput of a data transfer between two servers. The copy will be made at the application layer using Robocopy. To clear things up, please check my Visio schema of the ...
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openVPN - print to remote client

LAN (192.168.44.x) | | | | openVPN WinXP ws1 (192.168.44.37) Server (192.168.44.90) | | | | VPN1 VPN2 10.8.0.x 10.9.1.x ...
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How to map Windows ACL to Linux ones on a CIFS share?

Context We have a Windows server with an Active Directory domain and a network share. I have a Linux machine and I want to mount the share. sudo mount -t cifs //server/share /mnt/share -o ...
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file copy error from system to cifs mount

When coping a file greater than 64kB from an Ubuntu server to a CIFS mounted windows share, most of the data is copied, but it seems the last chunk doesn't get copied. The size doesn't match, and the ...
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How to mount a windows administrative share on linux via SMB

I'm currently trying to mount a windows shared drive under linux. The machine is using windows 7 and by default it shares all windows drives if you login as an administrator. I've been able to login ...
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How does one mount a MS CIFS share in SmartOS? [closed]

How does one mount a Microsoft CIFS share in SmartOS?
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ENOEXEC on CIFS in SUSE

I am trying to execute a program on a CIFS mounted partition in SUSE 11.1. Whenever I try executing it, I get a "could not execute binary file" error. Using strace, I was able to determine that the ...
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Mounting NAS share: Bad Address

I have a Linux storage device (QNAP TS-459U), and 'massive1' folder shared. I need to mount this share on my Debian server. They are connected by regular patch cord. The Debian server has two network ...
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linux renames folders automatically

I have a file server with ubuntu installed It is accessed usually through smb either from pc (ubuntu) or laptop (windows 7) Sometimes it happens that folder names on the file server are changing to ...
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How to empty Samba network cache on Linux server?

One of our Linux servers (Debian 5) uses Windows shares mounted via cifs. Each time, when the credentials are changing due to security policy, shares begins to be inaccessible for several hours, or ...
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rsync files created or modified from windows share on cifs mount

I want to rsync the files to my local linux box, but I only want files that have been created or modified within the past 30 days. I'm mounting a windows share from linux using this command: mount ...
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Secure way to mount a password protected cifs share in mac

I'm maintaining a heterogeneous network of mac and linux so I decided to create a little perl script to unify mounting strategies across machines. Actually, I already have a working perl script, ...
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How do I pass credential file to mount.cifs?

I'm maintaining a heterogeneous network of mac and linux so I decided to create a little perl script to unify mounting strategies across machines. The current implementation in linux is in /etc/fstab ...
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ZFS CIFS shares, clients can't see mount points of other shares in root folder?

I'm in the process of migrating data from a Win2k3 file server to a box running Solaris. All was going well until I started coming across nested shares. An example of this is a share that the ...
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How are CIFS and SMB related to each other?

Are they synonyms, or components of a protocol stack? Answers with proof links are welcome.
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Is it possible to access Alfresco CIFS through Internet?

I know it's a security issue, but just by curiosity (I can't find a proper answer to that!), is it possible? I defined cifs.broadcast=255.255.255.255 in the Alfresco configuration, but whatever I ...
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How to track physical drives to server LUNs & mount points

I need to document which physical drives each server depends on ( SAN, on an external array, iSCSI etc). Since this potentially a many-many relationship, with dependencies, finding a usable solution ...
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Add more ressources to Server service on Windows 7

I'm trying to configure Service service on Windows 7, to add more ressources to it. In our infrastructure there is a Linux server, which has mounted partitions from a Windows 7 machine. Partitions ...
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Where are the Kerberos time outs in Windows 2008R2?

We have a DFS share that redirects users to a EMC CIFS share. Several end users are unable to access it and get the following Kerberos Security warning: The System Detected an attempt to ...
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Cifs losing data or changing permissions on files on Ubuntu 11.10 ((12)Cannot allocate memory: file permissions deny server access:)

I hope this is the right place for this. I have a Ubuntu 11.10 server with Apache on. Apaches doc root is on a shared folder sourced via cifs from a windows Machine. All this is fine on every network ...
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TCP/IP ports necessary for CIFS/SMB operation

If I want to allow Windows networked drives between two firewalled computers, do I need to open ports 137-139, or is port 445 sufficient? I have to submit a form and get approval to open firewall ...
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PHP-CLI cannot execute scripts on Samba Share (using cifs) inside a guest VM (Centos 6)

I have a centos 6 VM running as a guest within Virtualbox. I've set up a LAMP stack which I am able to access from the host (Windows) environment. I've mounted a SMB share using 'mount -t cifs' and ...
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Maximum Size Limit for CIFS Share Accessed by Windows Server 2003 (32 bit) Client?

We have a CIFS share being served out by a NETAPP appliance. The CIFS share has grown to over 2 TB in size. A Windows Server 2003 32 bit-client accesses the share. Lets say, for example, the ...
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Rsync from CIFS mounted Windows shares is slow. Why is this? Are there alternatives for file copy with checksum support?

I have found that using Rsync to transfer files from CIFS mounted shares resident on a Widnows client is extremly slow. I have read a few threads here on SF, and several other forum posts on the web, ...
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Restrict file server (CIFS) access by time of day

How can I (in order of preference, descending): Disable file-server access to a specific share for a user or group based on the time of day. Disable file-server access entirely for a user or group ...
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EMC Celerra and Access-based Enumeration

I have a few CIFS shares for Windows on our Celerra, and I've run the EMCABE tool (in enable mode) on one of our CIFS virtual servers. When I check if ABE is enabled using the same tool, it comes back ...
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How many folders you can mount on centos from windows shared folder using Samba with CIFS protocol

Currently I have an interesting problem to solve: In short I will need to pull custom text application log files from server windows servers (Mixed environment of windows server 2008 / 2003 sp2 ...
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Issue with mount.cifs in Ubuntu [while accessing Windows samba share using a localServerUser]

I am having a hard time figuring out an issue while trying to mount a windows share in Ubuntu 10.04. Issue: The problem is I am not able to mount a windows share using a serverLocalUser present in ...
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Setting Linux UID on NFS volume from EMC NX4

I have an EMC NX4 from which there are several CIFS shares with corresponding NFS mount points. The CIFS user ids seem fine but when viewed from Linux they are all 327xx numbers and can't be set from ...
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CIFS Mount issue - Unable to write

After doing the cifs mount we are unable to touch on the share with the user kvk. But we are able to do the same as a root user. following are the configuration and error log. Fedora version 15: ...
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RSYNC to windows CIFS copies all directories on update (but not old content)

I have mounted a remote windows share (that will be where my backups to tape will be archiving). I have 70GB of data that doesn't change that much, so I want to use RSYNC to mirror the data. ...
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rsync fails with error: Cannot stat destination… cannot allocate memory (12)

I am trying to rsync some directories on my linux server to a Windows 7 share mounted locally on the Linux server at /mnt/backups. My rsync command looks like this: rsync -avz --progress --partial ...
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Mounting CIFS filesystems: error -1 opening credential file

I'm trying to permanently mount a windows server share via fstab and netfs on a CentOS 5.x box. I can successfully mount and access the share via the following command: mount.cifs ...
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CIFS cuts off end of file

I have a Windows 2003 Enterprise SP2 server, on which I am sharing a folder. In the folder is a file that I am trying to read and import the data on a SLES 11 SP1 server. If I view the file on the ...
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OpenIndiana cifs server, files created have no permissions

I have an OpenIndiana server running napp-it. I have an Ubuntu machine that mounts a CIFS share using this line in fstab: //Storage/Media /storage/media cifs ...
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Is there any way to view the internal mount point of a samba cifs from windows?

Example: To be accesed from windows, I have a samba cIFs called \data\cnd\video it points to this path of the server: 10.50.2.80/vol/conten_delivery_network/videos is the any way to view this path ...
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Can you set CIFS permisions from EMC Command Line?

I am in the process of migrating file shares from my EMC NS-20 to my new VNXe 3100. I am using a RoboCopy script to move the files but am getting errors on some files and folders. I have Domain Admin ...