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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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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Sync Large File Shares

What is the best way to sync large sets of files between to geographically separate locations so that both locations have the same file? We have a constantly changing 500gig file share in Location1 ...
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Auto-mounting a windows share on Linux AD login

I've managed to configure my test Ubuntu 10.04 Beta 2 Server VM to accept logins (via ssh) from users who have domain accounts in active directory via Kerberos, nsswitch.conf and PAM configurations. ...
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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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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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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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Backing up Linux server to Windows server?

I need to back up a (virtual) Ubuntu server. The backup media (an external USB disk) is mounted on the Windows (Hyper-V Server) host. The Windows servers on the same host can simply back up using ...
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How can I script a download from Windows File Sharing?

Given a set of XML files available on a Windows Share \\server\share contains spaces\direcory\, I need a bash command to download one specific file from that share. Neither wget nor curl support any ...
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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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Duplicity Errno 2 - no such file or directory

I am trying to setup a script for backing up a linux box to a CIFS share. I manually mounted the CIFS share and created a few test folders - OK I then ran duplicity manually with a rather simple ...
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Open NetApp CIFS Share

I have a CIFS share on a NetApp device. I want this share to be completely open to any user/computer on the same network. I don't want any authentication (domain, workgroup, etc) required; no ...
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gfvs-mount share password-protected

I want to mount using gfvs-mount samba remote server with password-protected, so I do: gfvs-mount smb://ip/share but I need to insert everytime username, I'd like avoid username but have only ...
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Automount a samba share using fstab cifs in a debian virtualbox

When i run: mount -a as root user in my virtualbox machine i will get the samba share mounted, so my settings in my /etc/fstab are working: //192.168.0.99/download /vagrant/Downloads cifs ...
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redhat 5.8 uses cifs protocol version 1 or 2?

I have one redhat 5.8 server and i would like to know if the server uses the cifs protocol versiorn 1 or 2. I was looking trough /sys and /proc, but i didn't found nothing, my question is, how can i ...
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CIFS and NFS: Permissions and underlying file systems

I have been doing a little reading, but am not completely clear still. My understanding is that NFS permissions are fairly black or white, and are controlled by the exports file (I believe there are ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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IIS FTP Pass Through Authentification Virtual Folder on CIFS Share

I've created a FTP-Publishing on our webserver and have a problem getting it to work. Some users get a 550 error on uploading files. Reading access seems to work because they can browse files. For ...
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How to give computer account access to EMC VNX CIFS share?

I have a web application that runs using the NETWORK SERVICE account and which has a Virtual Directory to a shared folder (containing images) on an EMC VNX NAS/SAN Unified Storage file server. I ...
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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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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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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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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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Can a Windows machine authenticate against Samba with Kerberos when users are stored in AD?

I understand the title is probably less clear that it should be, but I couldn't think of anything better. We have two domains, let's call them example.com and subnet.example.com. The former is ...
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How to manage iowait over cifs?

For backup purposes we have Cifs file Server running that contains encrypted containers for backing up the more sensitive data. The container is mounted with cryptsetup and loop as a local filesystem ...
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Mount a samba share as regular user using cifs

Server: Ubuntu SAMBA 3 Client: Ubuntu 12.04 I can access the shares using Nautilus but I can't mount the same share using shell. I issue the following command: sudo mount -t cifs ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to set a password via environment variables for a cifs mount in Ubuntu?

I've been trying to set the PASSWD environment variable like it says you can in the mount.cifs manual, but it still prompts me for a password and ignores the environment variable I set before it. ...
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cp from Linux to CIFS (windows) share mount is very slow

I am wondering why cp command of 72GB data from linux server to a mounted CIFS (windows) share works too slow? It takes more then 3 hours already. Is the any way to see where the gap, bottleneck? ...
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How can I set up disk quotas on a remote server in a Samba environment?

I've been working with an install of Ubuntu 8.04 and Samba. I'm trying to set up user disk space quotas for our shared drive. That is, each user will have their own folder on our Network Attached ...
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Windows shared printers: Process job on server machine, not the client

While working with Linux clients to Windows SMB/CIFS filesharing servers, from time to time I find myself having to print to a printer with no drivers available under Linux. For some reason, the ...
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mounted a symlink on a mountpoint

I have a samba share called A on a machined named aaron. Inside that share is a smylink called Audio-CD_WAVs which points to a machine local directory. When this share is accessed by a windows ...
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What is the safest way to give anonymous read/write access to Windows file shares?

I need to create a Windows file share and configure it so that the files can be modified over the network without the user needing to authenticate. In some cases this will be an interactive user ...
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Identifying files being actively written to CIFS share

Is there a way to identify files that are actively being written to a CIFS mount in Linux? I am interested in skipping those files. My first thought would be to fine tune the find command with ...
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How do audit file permissions changes over CIFS?

I have a few windows file servers but am slowly changing to Freenas/ZFS boxes which are working much better however I can't figure out how to audit when people change permissions to critical folders. ...
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io error on no-match glob within cifs OSX -> debian jessie mount

Using a wildcard/glob (at least * and ?) in bash causes an input/output error when there are no matches on a samaba cifs mount in Debain Jessie 8.2. On other filesystems, the expected No such file ...
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One slow SMB/CIFS share causes slow and laggy network performance to or from fast ones in Windows 7

Windows 7 SP1+ (Ultimate), connected to both local network Samba (latest stable versions) over Gigabit Ethernet, as well as a VPN'ed Samba share that goes out over my ISP link (1200 kbps uplink). All ...
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CIFS/SAMBA Mount still attempts before network is ready even with _netdev

The title gives a pretty good synopsis. I am running a debian derivative (osmc) on a raspberry pi 2 in this case. and am trying to mount a share. It mounts 100% a ok from the command line or just ...