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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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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Copying files to Windows CIFS NTFS share from Mac retains last-modified (but updates created-at) but we don't want it to. How?

Copying a file / folder to a Windows NTFS share from Mac OSX10.6.x updates the "Created At" to be time of copy (this is fine) but doesn't modify "Modified At". We want it to update the Modified At as ...
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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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Samba, CIFS and Deleting Files

So I've got a Samba share located on server A. I have that share mounted to two other servers, B and C. The idea is that B and C need to write temporary files to a single location so that multiple ...
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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: ...
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Recursively traverse a directory?

On Linux, how would I recursively traverse a variable number of shares?
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Why do I get duplicate network name errors on my VMware NAT network?

I am trying to create hidden "mini-LANs" for use in testing application deployment and using VMware workstation on Vista x64 to create the machines. Two instances of Windows XP are running. They ...
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Bash shell snippet to check if mounted Samba share is not busy

#!/bin/sh mount -t cifs //192.168.5.90/share -o password='' /mnt/tera_nas rsync -av --super --delete --recursive /home/ /mnt/tera_nas/home/ # sleep 5m (i want to avoid using this) # Bash shell ...
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cifs: mount error(66): Object is remote

I'm trying to mount a remote Windows share directory on a Linux server. I can access the Windows share from other Windows boxes without any difficulty - but I need to be able to access it from the ...
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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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Mounting Linux user home directories on CIFS server

I was wondering about peoples experiences with mounting users home directories from an Active Directory authenticated CIFS server under Linux. Preferably the mount would be accomplished upon login ...