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.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

5
votes
4answers
8k views

Mount CIFS Host is down

I have an issue with a mount point that was previously configured. It shows the folder, but the mount is missing and holds "?" values for size, permissions, etc. So I tried to remount using cifs and ...
1
vote
2answers
15 views

IIS FTP Pass Through Authentification Virtual Folder on CIFS Share

I've created a FTP-Publishing on our webserver and have a problem getting it to work. Some users get a 550 error on uploading files. Reading access seems to work because they can browse files. For ...
4
votes
3answers
6k views

Slow shared folder refresh on windows 7

When I create a new folder in a shared folder under Windows Server 2012 sometimes i can not see new folder by windows 7 clients. Also with some refresh I still can not see new folders. After some ...
2
votes
1answer
3k views

How to setup shared folder as virtual directory in IIS 7.5 (cross-domain)

This is my current understanding of how this should be done: (TL;DR for the actual problem, please see the bold text.) Create a folder on you storage server, henceforth known as B. Create a local ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

Reconnect Attempts for CIFS share

I have a CIFS share mounted in the FSTAB on Ubuntu server, which connects to our NAS and works without issue. Last night we had an issue with the SAN for about 12 hours. We corrected the problem and ...
0
votes
2answers
18 views

Is it better to use rsync over SSHFS or over CIFS as remote repository, having no option for rsyncd?

I have a NAS that is only capable of CIFS, AFS, SSH (no rsyncd capabilities, no NFS). I have to backup very large files (vm images) and I usually set a rsync server on the backup device then I do a ...
0
votes
2answers
498 views

CentOS cifs mount point fails after reboot. permission denied error 13

I'm using CentOS release 5.10 I have a mount point setup in /etc/fstab that was working, but now it doesn't. After a reboot the mount point doesn't exist and running sudo mount -a results in: mount ...
0
votes
1answer
90 views

pam_mount not working when logging in from ssh or console

okay so i configured pam_mount on my centos 6 machine as i did on my centos 7 and 5 machines. But when i login locally or via ssh, pam_mount can't mount my home dir. when i login with a local user, ...
0
votes
3answers
4k views

Issue with mount.cifs in Ubuntu [while accessing Windows samba share using a localServerUser]

I am having a hard time figuring out an issue while trying to mount a windows share in Ubuntu 10.04. Issue: The problem is I am not able to mount a windows share using a serverLocalUser present in ...
0
votes
0answers
37 views

CIFS mount: Linux read permission denied unless Mac file is created in shared folder

I apologize for the complicated description of this problem. I have a CentOS 7 machine that mounts a shared folder (CIFS) from a Windows server. The same folder is mounted by various Windows 7 ...
1
vote
4answers
2k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

ldap-authentication without sambaSamAccount on linux smb/cifs server (e.g. samba)

i'm currently running samba-3.5.6 on a debian/wheezy host to act as the fileserver for our department's w32-clients. authentication is done via OpenLDAP, where each user-dn has an ...
1
vote
1answer
3k views

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, ...
0
votes
0answers
21 views

Incomplete directory listing when accessing a share

I have a CIFS server configured as standAlone and I am trying to access a shared folder on it via a Windows 7 client. However, not all the files in the folder are listed. Network traces shows that ...
2
votes
1answer
241 views

Premature SMB/CIFS Session Close (System error 1312) with Password on SMBv2

In attempting to issue a "net use" to a NetApp share, I'm experiencing a very unique situation. A particular user is required to issue scans across a CIFS, however that user (which has full ...
0
votes
0answers
42 views

Is it possible to mount CIFS onto Solaris 10 server

I want to mount a SAN CIFS share on a solaris 10 u11 server. I found and info doc from Oracle saying its not supported until Solaris 11. Are there any 3rd party / Freeware tools for Solaris 10 that ...
1
vote
3answers
4k views

Allowing a user to mount a samba share from fstab

I am unable to get mount.cifs to respect the user flag passed to mount. The entry in /etc/fstab is //10.0.1.205/rm /home/robert/remote/rm cifs ...
1
vote
0answers
10 views

Rsnaphost “works” when tested but not when run

I have set up rsnapshot successfully a couple of times, and maybe because everything was rather painless (except for the vi tab fiasco of 2013) I am now out of ideas. I have a cifs mounted remote ...
0
votes
0answers
29 views

Samba hides files with unicode text in their names from Windows clients

I have a few files that I synced from another server that ended up with some German (unicode) characters in their names. These files don't show up to windows clients that mount the samba CIFS shares. ...
4
votes
4answers
595 views

Restrict file server (CIFS) access by time of day

How can I (in order of preference, descending): Disable file-server access to a specific share for a user or group based on the time of day. Disable file-server access entirely for a user or group ...
0
votes
0answers
165 views

Optimal mount options for Windows Server 2012 R2

The Problem I have a directory that is shared by a Windows Server 2012 R2. Some Linux clients (Ubuntu 14.04) mount this share via /etc/fstab: //10.1.1.1/MyShare /mnt/myshare cifs ...
0
votes
1answer
47 views

Ubuntu mount-point map Windows Share gets permissions denied error

We have an EMC storage appliance that serves Windows Shares via CIFS protocol. On Ubuntu I need to create a mount-point that maps the Windows Share. When I run this shell script : sudo apt-get ...
1
vote
2answers
88 views

How do I configure a CIFS only NetApp filer for ssh public-private key access?

I've a NetApp filer that's running exclusively CIFS. (/vol/vol0 is CIFS exported) Account logins via ssh are possible as DOMAIN\username, but we're having difficulty with configuring ssh ...
1
vote
2answers
503 views

default NTFS permissions on NetApp CIFS share

Basic premise is that I've created a share and permissioned it up and I can't then change permissions, or even create a folder in it. Volume: /vol/ProjectData Share /vol/ProjectData as ...
0
votes
1answer
261 views

Autofs and Samba not mounting on RHEL 7

I have a samba share entitles "scrolls" set up. Listing the samba share works just fine: [root@rhel7-client ~]# smbclient -L 192.168.1.2 Enter root's password: Domain=[WORKGROUP] OS=[Unix] ...
2
votes
0answers
260 views

cifs Required Key Not Available

I have joined to a zentyal domain (AD Domain) using PowerBroker IS and I want it to mount my remote home directories when a remote user logs in. this is the config for PBIS: AllowDeleteTo "" ...
4
votes
7answers
12k views

mount error(13): Permission denied with windows share

I am struggling to mount a windows 2008 share on a CentOS 6.4 (64 bits) server when I use smbclient it works: smbclient //esb.local/dfs -U ESBSertal -W ESB -P MyPassword but with mount it does ...
9
votes
3answers
47k views

Permanently mount network share without the need for log on? (Windows)

On a Windows 2008 R2 Server (Standard) I need to have a network drive mounted without having a specific user to log on to the machine first. Sort of like an NFS mount via fstab on Unix machines. The ...
-2
votes
1answer
44 views

Mapping a drive from Windows on a remote Mac via SMB [closed]

I have a Mac Mini in one of our offices that is used as a file server locally. I would like for it to serve the files to remote clients as well. I have File Sharing enabled and Windows Sharing on in ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

Windows file explorer using port 80 (webdav) instead of 445 (samba smb cifs) for UNC path

I have a Windows 7 Ultimate x86_64 machine, which is failing to access a network samba server. I launch the "Run" dialog, and type in \\192.168.x.x so I am bypassing DNS and NetBIOS name resolution, ...
0
votes
3answers
2k views

Maximum Size Limit for CIFS Share Accessed by Windows Server 2003 (32 bit) Client?

We have a CIFS share being served out by a NETAPP appliance. The CIFS share has grown to over 2 TB in size. A Windows Server 2003 32 bit-client accesses the share. Lets say, for example, the ...
1
vote
1answer
61 views

redhat 5.8 uses cifs protocol version 1 or 2?

I have one redhat 5.8 server and i would like to know if the server uses the cifs protocol versiorn 1 or 2. I was looking trough /sys and /proc, but i didn't found nothing, my question is, how can i ...
0
votes
0answers
53 views

Output of 'ls' changes every time it runs in CIFS mounted windows share - RHEL 4

I have a RHEL 4 server in our organisation. One windows (2003) share is mounted on the server using CIFS. Output mount shows something like this: //windows.server.fqdn/share on /mnt/shared1 type cifs ...
1
vote
1answer
3k views

NetApp filer - resetting NTFS permissions with fsecurity?

I have a NetApp filer, with a CIFS export. The permissions have been locked down on it, to a point where it's no longer accessible. I need to reset the permissions on this - I've figured out I can ...
2
votes
6answers
4k views

Mount CIFS Credentials File has Special Character

I'm having trouble mounting a share on my XenServer (5.6 FP1). From the command line I try: mount.cifs //server/share /mnt/share -o credentials=credfile The contents of credfile is: ...
0
votes
0answers
54 views

CIFS shares disconnection

On a SOLARIS system I have a CIFS share on which clients access via AD. The problem is that it desconnects (once a day maybe) when it should remain persistent. I have every time to rejoin again to the ...
-1
votes
1answer
362 views

How to display free disk space on cifs mount on linux command line? [closed]

In case there's any distinction between OS and shell necessary, I want to run the command on Ubuntu 14.04 with Linux 3.13 in GNU bash 4.3.11. mount.cifs's version is 6.0 using smb2 protocol. After ...
1
vote
4answers
2k views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
99 views

ERROR when mounting RHEL samba share on another RHEL server

I have a server (let's call it ServerA) where I have configured two Samba shares, that are currently accessed from a few Windows computers with no issues. I've also been able to mount these two ...
1
vote
0answers
787 views

How to setup/overcome file size limitation/“file too large” error in samba/cifs 2.1 on Synology DS214 with DSM 5

I'm mounting a samba share with some sparse files over cifs with -o username=user,gid=999,uid=999,rw,vers=1.0. The NAS has 3TB capacity and 500 GB free disk space, creating a 4TB sparse file with ...
2
votes
2answers
4k views

Linux: CIFS/Samba mount hangs for several minutes

I have a small local network which has a Gentoo box and a Windows box. I mount a share originating on the Windows box onto the Gentoo box with a command like: mount -t cifs -o ...
-1
votes
1answer
173 views

Unable to mount cifs in redhat 6

I am relatively new to Linux, and I am trying to mount a CIFS filesystem from an openfiler instance I have on my network in Red Hat. The openfiler instance is authenticating using AD. I am able to ...
0
votes
3answers
2k views

Can't access SMB shares on Windows but can on Linux

I've been having some problems with a Samba share that I recently set up. The share's configuration is as follows: [data] path = /media/data available = yes valid users = admin read only = no ...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

rsync fails with error: Cannot stat destination… cannot allocate memory (12)

I am trying to rsync some directories on my linux server to a Windows 7 share mounted locally on the Linux server at /mnt/backups. My rsync command looks like this: rsync -avz --progress --partial ...
3
votes
3answers
6k views

How to mount a windows administrative share on linux via SMB

I'm currently trying to mount a windows shared drive under linux. The machine is using windows 7 and by default it shares all windows drives if you login as an administrator. I've been able to login ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

How to give computer account access to EMC VNX CIFS share?

I have a web application that runs using the NETWORK SERVICE account and which has a Virtual Directory to a shared folder (containing images) on an EMC VNX NAS/SAN Unified Storage file server. I ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

CIFS mount in fstab succeeds on IP, fails on hostname written in /etc/hosts

I wonder why my Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS has problems resolving a hostname from fstab. I tried to mount the following entry: //NAS-5h2-20/backuppc/ /mnt/backuppc cifs ...
29
votes
3answers
92k views

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 ...
9
votes
1answer
2k views

Networking doesn't initialize properly when pxebooting Linux Mint (live CD) using cifs, but works with nfs

I have a TFTP/DHCP/NFS/SMB server (Ubuntu server 12.04 LTS) on 192.168.26.1. I use pxelinux to display a menu containing startup and installation options for Windows, an Ubuntu network installer, and ...
1
vote
1answer
764 views

CIFS and NFS: Permissions and underlying file systems

I have been doing a little reading, but am not completely clear still. My understanding is that NFS permissions are fairly black or white, and are controlled by the exports file (I believe there are ...