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 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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SMB/CIFS shares and file-creation latency

I have web application that accepts an uploaded file, writes it to a share, and then sends a message to the middle tier with the name of the file for processing. There have been sporadic errors in ...
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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 ...
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ZFS ACL's with Snapshots

Let's say I have a ZFS filesystem set up to share to users via CIFS, but ACLs are fine grained into the subfolders of the share to where certain users can't go into. Let's also say I'm leveraging ZFS ...
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Cannot unmount CIFS mount?

I am using Ubuntu 10.04.3 LTS. I have a NAS using CIFS protocol. I have mounted a share. I am not using fstab at all. Running mount yields the following: //10.0.1.38/FOO on ...
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Mount CIFS Credentials File has Special Character

I'm having trouble mounting a share on my XenServer (5.6 FP1). From the command line I try: mount.cifs //server/share /mnt/share -o credentials=credfile The contents of credfile is: ...
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Virtualbox running Fedora 15 keeps losing its cifs mount of a windows share

I have an instance of virtualbox running Fedora 15 on my Windows XP machine. The Windows box (Z8GQ9439) is sharing a folder (rlevesq). I am mounting that drive in the /etc/fstab as follows: ...
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NTFS network file copy hangs on +R attrib files / Server 2008 R2

I have encountered at least two server 2008 R2 machines that were recently built that exhibit identical behavior. When using explorer to copy a folder of files from or to the affected host, any file ...
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How I can prevent multiple mountings?

I have a Ubuntu Server, a NAS, and I am using CIFS protocol to mount. I ran into a situation where I had repeats of the same mount. The below is the output of me running the mount: //10.0.1.38/FOO ...
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Access Vista Share from RHEL 5.3 Server - mount error 110

I am trying to access a file share on a Vista box from a RHEL 5.3 server. The Vista box is part of a domain, but it has two NIC cards. One is on the 158.x.x.x network. The other card is on the ...
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How to check which user a share was mapped as

I am using net use to map shares on a windows machine to Red Hat Linux using Likewise CIFS. I was wondering if there is a way to check which user a particular share was mapped as. I desire this ...
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Cannot write to CIFS share as non-root user - CentOS 6

I'm working on a system recently migrated to CentOS 6 from CentOS 4.9. There is a CIFS mount from a Windows 2008 server that existed on the old system. The raw mountpoint has 777 directory ...
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Very bad nfs / cifs performance

I mount a NAS under Ubuntu Linux 10.04. Unfortunately I get a very bad read/write performance, although I played around with various options (I have to admit that I do not really know what to do ...
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Unable to mount XP share using fs-cifs from Linux

I have a head unit that runs Linux that is connected to my PC via an Ethernet cable. I have a Windows XP share on this PC that the head unit needs to be able to mount, however, when mounting using the ...
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NexentaStor CE or Openfiler? Which do you recommend? [closed]

I'm planning to implement a 'poor man's storage' using Openfiler or NexentaStor CE. I need the filer solution to provide iSCSI target and CIFS sharing abilities. The iSCSI target and CIFS share will ...
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SYSTEM user (Windows 2003) through network

We're trying to connect an email server with a NAS device. Email server runs over Windows 2003 Server and NAS device with Open-E. No "Active Directory", just shared folders with CIFS. In order to ...
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Access Windows file share over the internet

At home I have a fileserver which is running Windows XP Pro. There are various SMB shares set up on it which can be accessed fine from within the network. Recently there has been the need to access ...
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Partions, RAID, LVMs, and Encryption

I have an existing production server that is running 4 drives each 750 GB in size in two software RAID levels. RAID 1 for the /boot partition and RAID 5 for the rest of the partitions including the ...
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How to mount Windows share on boot using mount.cifs and autofs/automount?

I'm having some trouble mounting a network share using autofs. I have added the following line to /etc/auto.master: /mnt/mountpoint /etc/auto.servername I then created the file ...
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How can I automatically remount CIFS shares when remote servers restart?

I need to mount shared volumes from various remote servers on my local server which is running Ubuntu Server 10.10. I typically use commands like this to mount the shares: sudo mount -t cifs ...
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How to fix OSX client to Windows share hangs?

I have 2 x MacBook Pro's (OSX 10.6.7) that access files stored on a 64-bit and a 32-bit Windows 7 PC. The MBP clients can connect to the Windows shares and transfer files with no problem. However, ...
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Why is my CIFS share showing the same files multiple times?

I have a Debian backup server running the FreeBSD kernel and a ZFS filesystem on which I store backups, using ZFS's snapshot and compression technologies. The Debian server uses rsync to pull files ...
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Permanent Mount / umount on each execution

We're implementing a service that needs access to three disks that reside on different servers. I have mounted the disks (2 are on windows fileservers, cifs ; 1 is on another Linux server, nfs) and ...
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Web-based SMB/CIFS file server

I am looking for a web-based file server which can be used to browser SMB/CIFS shares. I want something easy to deploy (can be Windows or Linux software) and which can be used to download/upload ...