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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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MySQL “SELECT INTO OUTFILE” fails with CIFS-mounted volume

SELECT INTO OUTFILE fails for a CIFS-mounted directory (/mnt/backup/test) but works for a normal directory (/tmp/tests). mysql> select * from mytable into outfile '/tmp/tests/mytable.txt'; Query ...
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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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Authenticate with Kerberos to a CIFS share provided by OpenSolaris

I have an OpenSolaris server (running snv_128a) which I have (a) joined to an Active Directory domain and (b) configured to export some filesystems via CIFS: # sharemgr show -vp default nfs=() zfs ...
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Samba by CIFS, problems with copying directory tree

I have server with samba share, which is mounted by CIFS on my client machine under /media/photos. /media/photos ownership is root:samba, and my user also is member of group samba. In smb.conf on ...
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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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add jcifs jar to tomcat classpath

I have the following issus : In my web app, one of the jar must be in the tomcat5.5 $CLASSPATH , and not like the other in WEBAPP/lib. i put it in the tomcatdir/server/lib. ( and then in ...
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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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Can “fast fail” of SMB/CIFS hosts be tuned?

We have a Windows 2008 file server that's going off-line intermittently. When it's down, the Windows 2003 web servers pile up requests with pending file operations. I ran some tests using ColdFusion, ...
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CIFS volume not mounting automatically

My CIFS volume is not mounting automatically while boot (like other partitions). This is relevant part of my /etc/fstab: //leonidas/files /media/photos cifs ...
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Using same drive for iSCSI and SMB share under FreeNAS

I'm setting up a new FreeNAS server this weekend with pretty good success, but I am stuck on one last issue. Right now I have 2x 1.5 TB drives that I want mirrored (I was planning Software RAID 1) ...
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Mounting CIFS on 60 RHEL5 computers, fstab or autofs

I need to mount a Windows share on a large number of computers (nodes in a supercomputer). The share will rarely be used, but it should be there when needed. It seems like a good case for some type ...
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Problem accessing Windows shares when using a domain

I've had the following problems on multiple Windows networks (using domains) which have a password expiration policy: After a while the user can't access network resources. This seems to be caused ...
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How to setup samba share to be mounted as specific user?

I want to create samba share to which users can connect as specific samba user. I created user, let's say henry, and I want to make storage in his home. So I have in my /etc/samba/smb.conf: ...