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 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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Mounting a CIFS share through vfstab in OpenSolaris

I'm trying to set up a CIFS share that will mount automatically on my OpenSolaris server. It seems like it would be simple enough, but there's something wrong in my syntax that's preventing it from ...
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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 ...
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Windows networking performance (SMB/CIFS)

Are there registry settings or other settings available to tune Windows networking (SMB/CIFS) performance? I'm trying to get maximum throughput for large file copy operations but any settings would ...