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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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 ...
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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. ...