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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Filename encoding switched to UTF-8 by tar when untaring to Windows share

We have different Magento installations (webshop) that allows images to be added to a product freely. When an image is added to a product, the file is named in a specific way that sometimes ...
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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 ...
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Windows 7 versus 8 Access CNAME'd Share

Here's a situation that came up yesterday: we have a share on a machine we have to access using an alias (CNAME). The machine is running Windows Server 2012 R2, and services Windows 7 and 8 clients. ...
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EMC Celerra and Access-based Enumeration

I have a few CIFS shares for Windows on our Celerra, and I've run the EMCABE tool (in enable mode) on one of our CIFS virtual servers. When I check if ABE is enabled using the same tool, it comes back ...
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Linux samba server: cifs_mount failed w/return code = -12

Server: RHEL 5.9 / smbd 3.0.33 - Clients: various, though all were using current mount.cifs (5.2) I already solved this problem, but it was such a nightmare to hunt down these error codes I felt like ...
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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 Windows 7 share using mount.cifs: Symlinks staying inside the share cannot be created

We have multiple Windows systems using Windows 7 (64bit). For web development, we want a project workspace directory that can be shared with a VM (Oracle VirtualBox). The solution included in ...
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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 ...
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NFS export CIFS share

I have a server 192.168.1.1 where a samba share is mounted to /image I would like to setup an NFS sever on this machine to share the mounted /image folder through NFS. When I add it to the exports ...
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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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Why do I have to remount an smb share if I want to recreate a directory?

Suppose I have an SMB share mounted somewhere in a Linux filesystem. If I do this (from within the mounted share): rm -rf some-directory mkdir some-directory ls -a some-directory some-directory is ...
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How do audit file permissions changes over CIFS?

I have a few windows file servers but am slowly changing to Freenas/ZFS boxes which are working much better however I can't figure out how to audit when people change permissions to critical folders. ...
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io error on no-match glob within cifs OSX -> debian jessie mount

Using a wildcard/glob (at least * and ?) in bash causes an input/output error when there are no matches on a samaba cifs mount in Debain Jessie 8.2. On other filesystems, the expected No such file ...
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One slow SMB/CIFS share causes slow and laggy network performance to or from fast ones in Windows 7

Windows 7 SP1+ (Ultimate), connected to both local network Samba (latest stable versions) over Gigabit Ethernet, as well as a VPN'ed Samba share that goes out over my ISP link (1200 kbps uplink). All ...
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CIFS/SAMBA Mount still attempts before network is ready even with _netdev

The title gives a pretty good synopsis. I am running a debian derivative (osmc) on a raspberry pi 2 in this case. and am trying to mount a share. It mounts 100% a ok from the command line or just ...
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Powerbroker Open : Cannot automount CIFS share, where is the kerberos ticket?

I am using Powerbroker Open (formerly Likewise Open) to join CentOS 7 machines to a Windows 2012 R2 domain. Login etc. works fine. Now I am trying to use the automatic mount of home directories via ...
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Samba shares don't work when mounted via host names from /etc/hosts

I have /etc/hosts file with this line 10.1.17.123 SAMBAWINSERVER I am trying to mount samba shares referencing server by name in the hosts file. I tried to mount it via regular mount command or ...
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mounting subdirectory with mount.cifs gives permission denied, but gvfs works

On a windows file share we have a user "drone" who is given read write permissions to ONLY access a subfolder "child": /SHARE/parent/child But is not given read/write access to "parent" (however is ...
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Issue with executing net use command through telnet session

When executing net use command for mapping cifs share to windows drive. The drive is available only for that telnet session. But when i am doing it manually the drive is available permanent. ...
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Windows 8.1 with CIFS Share Freezes File Explorer

We have recently migrated all of our network files over to a CIFS share. We have remapped the drives on our computers, but are encountering a very specific problem with several users who have Surface ...
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404 Not Found. File exists (mounted)

First off, I will update this post with any information you may need, but since I have no idea where to begin, I will try to summarize the issue. Please just ask if you want to see something. I'm ...
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Is it safe to delete chunks.chk file while using SDFS?

I setup a temporary storage NAS using various hard drives and random components lying about my workshop. It is running CentOS 7, with a software RAID of 8 500 GB SATA drives connected as spare drives ...
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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 ...
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Why is my OSX client having so much trouble connecting to our SMB server?

I'm asking this here because I think I'm more likely to find SMB/kerberos experts here than in Ask Different, which seems to be mostly related to OSX client issues. When I first connect to our SMB ...
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Synology cifs mount wont allow execution

I have a synology NAS. I am able to mount a cifs directory fine on linux (tried both centos 6 and Ubuntu 12). I can do everything fine except I can't execute anything on it. If I try tab to complete, ...
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correct samba configuration for write access to group?

I'm trying to reconfigure Samba/CIFS on a CentOS client machine specifically because the current setup requires any users logged into the machine to sudo writes to the samba share. I want to take ...
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CHMOD permission denied on SMB share

I'm mounting an SMB/CIFS share on my CentOS 6.4 server using /etc/fstab as follows: Mount windows share to /mnt/mywebsite //10.1.1.4/mywebsite /mnt/mywebsite cifs ...
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Unable to mount samba share

I'm using CentOS 5 and I'm trying to mount a share, but I continuously receive the same error. mount error: cifs filesystem not supported by the system mount error(19): No such device I have samba ...
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CIFS slashes changed to backslashes after upgrade

I am working on linux server which does its backup via rsync to a cifs-mounted share on an external NAS (D-Link DNS-320). Everything worked fine on opensuse 11.4. After upgrade to opensuse 12.2, the ...
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Permit any user to mount any CIFS share

Essentially, I want the Ubuntu pre-10.10 behaviour back. The setuid method (see notes) does not work anymore. I search a lot on the Internet, but I haven't found a satisfying solution. I have read a ...
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Prioritize One Network Share Over Another And/Or Cap Network Share Traffic? (Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise)

One of my fileservers is a hyper v VM running Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise. The NIC in the VM maps to a 1 GB NIC on the host that is dedicated just to this VM. I have two shares on the file ...
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Apache serving Samba share leads to poor performance?

This is a question about a problematic interaction between Apache and Samba. Our Linux server (on a private intranet) mounts a Windows share, which is physically thousands of miles away, and serves ...
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FTP from mounted CIFS - Download never ends (continues after 100%)

I have the following situation: I have two servers, one sharing files over CIFS, the other shares files by FTP. The FTP-Server has the CIFS Share mounted, and FTP users can download from this mount. ...
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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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remote location mounted with mount.fcifs doesn't show in FTP

I am using Centos 6.6 and I mounted a remote location by this command: mount.cifs -o user=adrian,pass=1234,uid=adrian_site,gid=psacln //server/path /local/path So I specified the user and group, in ...
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Mount a Windows 10 share on an old device, “Host is down” due to old “Called by” field

I have an old device which I would like to mount a share on to transfer a few files from it, it has an old version of busybox on it and runs a small Linux Operating System on it. I would like to ...
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Any way to have wildcards in fstab?

My goal is to allow any user to mount a cifs share to /media/networkshare or even better /media/networkshare/share_* Is there any way to allow wildcards in fstab such that they can do that? I can't ...
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get rid of CIFS temporary files

I have access to a CIFS share which I mount under Debian linux using cifs-utils 6.4. When I access the mounted folders, I sometimes come across files with names of the form "cifs####" where the last ...
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FreeNAS Share Timeout

I'm trying to backup to a Share on FreeNAS with Veeam Endpoint Backup, however after about 20 minutes (was originally 6 minutes until I ran a chkdsk on my MBP's hard drive) I receive the error: ...
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Windows Server 2012 cifs share works under Ubuntu 10.04 but not under 12.04 onwards

I want to mount a cifs share on our Ubuntu Linux machines. This worked fine until the share got migrated from a Windows Server 2008 machine to a Windows Server 2012 one by central administration. ...
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CIFS Input/Output error when executing set attributes

I have a CIFS share. It works perfectly with Windows, but if I want to create a file on the share, using Linux, it returns an I/O error stating that it could not set the attributes: $ touch a.txt ...
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Working example of mount.cifs -o setuids

According to man mount.cifs the option setuids should somehow affect the owner for new files on cifs mount, but there are many contradictory threads on lists.samba.org on this issue. No matter what I ...
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cifs implicit chown to current user

I want to mount a samba share, so it looks completely like a local mount. I added admin users on server so chown works on client. One problem remains: when I access the mount as a non-root user, new ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Mount a shared windows folder in debian

I am trying to mount a shared windows folder on my debian machine. I have installed smbclient and cifs-utils and then to mount it I enter /etc/fstab and apply the following line ...
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DFS CIFS shares not responding to demand

I'm hoping someone can help me here with understanding how a windows file copy differs between a copy using terracopy (or similar) and what that means for contention on my NAS head. Background: ...