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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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 ...
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Mount cifs share anonymously

I have a Windows 2003 Server sharing out a few folders as read-only to "Everyone". The server is a domain member, so I'm not able to connect to the share on computers that aren't on the domain ...
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Does Google Search Appliance care about files permissions?

My file server has different files visible to different people, based on groups and file permissions. I planned to buy a Google Search Appliance and configure it to crawl this network shared drive ...
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Why does touch fail on Windows-hosted CIFS mount in Linux?

We've mounted a CIFS share from a Windows Server 2008 R2 machine on an RHEL 4u6 box, as 'cifs' filesystem, with full permissions on both the Windows and Linux sides so that it is possible to write to ...
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Native SMB/CIFS through ZFS or Samba Instead

I was totally unaware of native SMB/CIFS on ZFS. This wiki doc does not mention performance differences. What kind of performance differences exist between the two?
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mount error 5 = Input/output error

I am running out of ideas. After a long period of testing this morning, I cannot seem to get this to work, and I have no idea why. I want to mount a Windows SMB/CIFS share with a Debian 5.0.4 VM, ...
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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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Mount CIFS share with autofs

I have a system running RHEL 5.5, and I am trying to mount a Windows share on a server using autofs. (Due to the network not being ready upon startup, I do not want to utilize fstab.) I am able to ...
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SMB/CIFS connection, attempting to change the permissionswithin rhel5 to comply with the clients needs

I can get the mount to work and as written in /etc/fstab: //pcsprdvhost.prod.tsh.mis.mckesson.com/sftphome /sftphome2 cifs ...
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Backup Exec backup-to-disk folder creation - Access denied

I'm having a difficult time creating a backup-to-disk folder in Symantec Backup Exec 12.5 and Backup Exec 2010. The backend storage is a Nexenta/ZFS-based NAS filer sharing the volume via CIFS. I've ...
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GlusterFS with CIFS, quotas and LDAP

Has anyone had experience plugging GlusterFS and Openfiler together or something similar? Here is the motivation: Disk space on multiple server regrouped using GlusterFS Centralized access using ...
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Mount a Windows DFS Namespace in Linux

I've got a Windows DFS setup with a few namespaces, and I need a way of accessing them via CentOS. Any ideas? I've had a look at CIFS mounting, but it won't support the namespace (each separate ...
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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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Mount.cifs not supported during pxe install, but working after reboot. Why?

I'm having trouble adding to AD on pxe-unattended install. The problem is on mount.cifs, a script wich gives me the following error on pxe boot install, works 2 minutes later, after the reboot. ...
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Share a folder with no authentication request

i'm running Windows XP SP3 , in a workgroup. I need to share a folder on volume C: (FAT32 formatted) and i need this to be available in R/W to everybody, without asking for a login. I mean i dont want ...
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VSS Copies from Network SMB/CIFS File Share on Mac OS X Client

We have a file share we want to roll out at work, and someone asked if there is a way OS X clients can see VSS copies on the network share they mount (to restate: a SMB/CIFS share on a server on the ...
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Mount NTFS (read/write capability) on Ubuntu

I'm trying to mount Windows 2000 shared folder on Ubuntu in an effort to get Read/Write capabilities. Any advice? I've verified that the user credentials have writable permissions from a windows ...
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Mounting 200 cifs mount points eats all the CPU. Is it correct?

Abstract: I need a way to monitor cifs mountpoints and I don't know how. Hello, I have a virtual machine with 2 CPU and 1Gb RAM running debian 5. It mounts some of our users cifs shared folders, ...
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Migrating Windows shares to a Samba Linux based Share

We are looking at migrating all of of shared folders and files to one server. Currently it's spread out over a few severs which has been the method for the past years but now we want to upgrade and ...
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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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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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making the share read only

I 'm sorry to come over again, I was thinking of making the share read only from celerra manager( CIFS only) by R clicking on file system. "the NAS share (\nas12\termemployee$) to read-only to ...
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Can't create or follow symlinks from linux client with a cifs mounted Windows Server 2008 R2 share

Windows Server 2008 R2 NTFS supports symlinks. If I log into the server as Administrator I can create symlinks with mklink, so I know the Admin user has the permissions to do this. If I mount a share ...
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How to display windows group membership and Permission access in a CIFS mount

I have a CIFS mount point to a Windows Server from my Debian Linux box: mount -t cifs //192.168.0.10/users /mnt/users -o credentials=/etc/demo.smbpass It mounts properly but all the permissions of ...
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using windows startup script to copy files/folders from network share

I'm having an issue running xcopy as part of a startup script. The server operating system is Windows 2008 R2 and the client operating system is Windows XP SP3. File server hostname: filesrv1 ...
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What ports are needed for a Windows XP client to acces a folder on a SAMBA server?

Wikipedia mentions only TCP port 445 (while as far as I can remember ports 137-139 used to be used actively by Windows file sharing). If I map the 445th TCP port on gateway host "A" to a 445th TCP ...
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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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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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CIFS(Samba) + ACL = not working

I have two servers with Debian 5.0. server1: samba 2:3.2.5-4lenny9 smbfs 2:3.2.5-4lenny9 smb.conf: [test] comment = test path = /var/www/_test/ browseable = no only guest = yes ...
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Monitor and copy file changes on Windows Server 2003 over NFS or CIFS to *nix

Machine A, Windows Server 2003. Machine B, Ubuntu 9.04. Aim is to copy new and updated files only automatically as fast as possible from A to B. B can mount A either as CIFS or NFS (Services for Unix ...
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Virtual Lan on the Cloud — Help Confirm my understanding?

[Note: Tried to post this over at ServerFault, but I don't have enough 'points' for more than one link. Powers that be, move this question over there.] Please give this a quick read and let me know ...
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Multiple logins with pam_mount means multiple (redundant) mounts

I've configured pam_mount.so to automagically mount a cifs share when users login; the problem is if a user logs into multiple times simultaneously, the mount command is repeated multiple times. ...
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Mounting windows shares with Active Directory permissions

I've managed to get my Ubuntu (server 10.04 beta 2) box to accept logins from users with Active Directory credentials, now I'd like those users to access their permissible windows shares on a W2003 R2 ...
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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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network endpoint accessible via hostname only, not address?

someone told me that this piece of network hardware (netapp NAS) has a security setting such that it can only be accessed by hostname, not by IP address. I don't understand, as I thought DNS resolved ...
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How can I connect to a CIFS/SMB share on a non-default port?

I'm trying to get a contractor connected to a CIFS share (port 445). He's not a big shop (so no go on using VPN). His ISP blocks outgoing connections on port 445. I've been doing some rsync to ftp ...
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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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Apache has a 2GB file limit on a CIFS network drive?

Setup: A Windows and a Ubuntu Server are hosted in VMware ESXi I have a a 6GB file on a Windows share The Windows share is mount on Ubuntu with smbmount A symlink pointing to the 6GB file is created ...
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Does enabling SMB2 on a NetApp filer require a cifs restart?

I would like to enable SMB2 on a FAS 2050 running Data ONTAP 7.3.2 as by default it is disabled. I have discovered that to enable SMB2 the following option must be set: options cifs.smb2.enable on ...
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Mount Return Code for CIFS mount

When I run the following command (as root or via sudo) from a bash script I get an exit status (or return code in mount man page parlance) of 1: mount -v -t cifs //nasbox/volume /tmpdir/ --verbose -o ...
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CIFS mounted drive setting “stick-bit” on all files, cannot change permissions or modify files

I have a folder mounted on an Ubuntu 8.10 sever through cifs that I simply cannot change the permissions on once mounted. Here is a breakdown of what's going on: All files within the mounted ...
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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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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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Active Directory profile storage on ZFS

I'm considering storing Active Directory profiles on a ZFS file server. I ran across these instructions for using ZFS and the native Solaris CIFS protocol to integrate with Active Directory. It ...
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Mount Remote CIFS/SMB Share as a Folder not a Drive Letter

Is there any way to mount a remote CIFS/SMB/SAMBA share as a folder/directory and not as a drive letter. For example, I want this map: \\Server\ShareName -> C:\Folder\ShareName Instead of the usual ...
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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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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 ...