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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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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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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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 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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How can I improve performance over SMB/CIFS for an application that has poor write speeds?

I have a third party application that reads several large files and generates a third large file. Its performance is quite good when the generated file is stored on "local storage", i.e. either a ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 Shared folders are very slow when uploading files

I have a little problem, I have a server with Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise edition with the File Service installed, and a client with Windows 7 Pro. Everything works fine but the file transfert ...
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Why do I have to remount an smb share if I want to recreate a directory?

Suppose I have an SMB share mounted somewhere in a Linux filesystem. If I do this (from within the mounted share): rm -rf some-directory mkdir some-directory ls -a some-directory some-directory is ...
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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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Allowing a user to mount a samba share from fstab

I am unable to get mount.cifs to respect the user flag passed to mount. The entry in /etc/fstab is //10.0.1.205/rm /home/robert/remote/rm cifs user,uid=robert,gid=users,file_mode=0644,dir_mode=0755,...
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NetApp filer - resetting NTFS permissions with fsecurity?

I have a NetApp filer, with a CIFS export. The permissions have been locked down on it, to a point where it's no longer accessible. I need to reset the permissions on this - I've figured out I can ...
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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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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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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 login/...
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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 /mnt/...
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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 64bit)...
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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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Clearing Windows file share “memory”

I'm currently upgrading a Samba file server (from 3.0.23d to 3.4.3). I have a problem on the Windows client side: if the client was accessing a UNC path or mapped drive from the Samba server before ...
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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 don'...
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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: ip=192.168.8.91,unc=\\alfresco.example.com\alfresco,...
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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 //192.168.1.12/Users/Paul/...
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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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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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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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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 credentials=/home/devians/.smbcredentials,...
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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 ...