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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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 ...
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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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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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Anonymous file sharing without login window, from Windows 7 server to XP clients

I'm trying to provide machines on a small LAN with read-only, anonymous access to files shared from a Windows 7 workstation (let's call it WIN7SVR). In particular, I don't want clients to have to ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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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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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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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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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CIFS mounts hang on read

I have a problem with a bunch of CIFS mounts that look like this: //192.168.10.2/remote-share /home/windows-shared/remote-share cifs defaults,user=xxx,password=xxx,uid=603,gid=603 0 0 This ...
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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: ...
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GVFS Locations Not Available In ~/.gvfs

So, I can mount GVFS locations correctly (specifically CIFS) either from the Gnome "Places" menu, or via the command line gvfs-mount, but the filesystem is not mounted in the expected location; ...
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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) ...