A mechanism for allowing and mediating access to files for non-local users and programs. Such mechanisms are either built on top of local filesystems or seamlessly integrated into distributed filesystems. Common examples of file sharing mechanisms include CIFS (SMB, DFS), NFS, GlusterFS, Lustre.

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OS X server large scale storage and backup

I really hope this question doesn't come across as trolling or asking for buying advice. It's not intended. I've just started working for a small ad agency (40 employees). I actually quit being a ...
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Right Clicking Network File Very Slow Over VPN

I am having real troubles with a VPN connection. The VPN connection is not used for a internet connection just for file browsing. File browsing is slow, taking about 3-4 seconds to bring up a list of ...
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Windows File Sharing with Check in / Check out feature [closed]

Similar to this question, but what I want is a check in / out feature that is built in to Windows File Sharing. The server it would run on is a Windows SBS 2011 server, and the clients will all be ...
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Linux (Ubuntu) use Windows shared drive for www folder

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 server running Hyper-V which runs a Ubuntu. The Windows server has other HD for files (which are then made Windows Shared drives for the network). I'd like to use ...
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What is the minimal setup for a file server supporting file permissions connected by a handful of client machines

In the past our small firm has been file sharing via a Windows Workgroup with a mix of <10 XP, Vista and Win7 machines. I understand the basic concept of a Workgroup vs Domain and the advantages ...
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Windows 7 Clients are Locking Files

Since introducing Windows 7, we have a strange problem with locked files. We have a VB6 Program stored on a server. Clients open the program from the share, and work with it all day. When we had ...
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Configure a backup Win 2008 R2 Server

Scenario is a small network with a Server 2008 R2 running AD, DHCP, DNS, Print & File Sharing. We'd like to build a backup server to continue operations uninterrupted should the main server go ...
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Allow user to change permissions on a folder, but not remove/change Domain Admins access?

We're a small college, and I have one file share for an athletics team that I want to turn over to the coach. We don't track or have a group for athletic team members in Active Directory, and the ...
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Sharing with Windows File Services in 2008R2

I have installed 2008R2, and added the file Server Role. Created a volume, and created a new share in that voluem (all from the File Server GUI) When my users log to the \servername\ they do not ...
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How to use symbolic links in windows server 2008R2 across the network (mklink)

I have One Server (Srv1) which holds data with file shares and the storage is full. Now I have second Server (Srv2) which has alot more space. No I would like to transfer all the data von Serv1 to ...
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Cannot access Windows 7 share from Windows XP

I have a new Windows 7 machine named PAP44 in the PAP workgroup. The networking is set to "Work" mode for the wired LAN. I have a couple of users and I've shared a folder and set it so both users can ...
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Server 2008 Active directory file sharing Restriction

My network scenario is: Two location connected each other through Wireless towers. 1st network ip address are 10.10.10.1 to 10.10.10.150 2nd network ip address are 10.10.10.200 to 10.10.10.254 ...
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Fileshare server infrastructure name

I'm currently developing a documents fileshare service, and it becomes more and more evident that my very basic configuration with a server from Plesk is unsufficient for my needs. I.e. I'm starting ...
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How can I tell why I have access to a file share on Windows Server

I have a file share on a Windows 2008 R2 server in a AD domain (call it \SECURESERVER\STUFF) and I am not sure if I have the share and folder permissions set up right. I noticed the problem when I ...
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afp/smb transfers caps at 2 megabytes/sec, wireless N

I wanted to transfer files between two mac computers. The network is wireless-N and both computers have wireless-N modules in them. The problem is that when I transfer files between them, via file ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 File Share over VPN

I have a new Windows Server 2008 R2 machine that I have setup. All file shares are setup and working well on our internal network. However, when we VPN in from an outside address (via our Astaro ...
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multiple folder structures/views

Newbie. Setting up a server for a law firm. Want to set up the folder structure as follows: Client 1 Name -- Matter 1 (i.e. setting up corporation) -- Matter 2 (i.e. divorce) -- Matter 3 (i.e. ...
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Allow only .xls files through firewall in windows file trasfer [closed]

I am have two networks with a Dlink DFL-260E firewall between them. Both networks use windows file sharing to transfer files. I need to restrict the file transfer so as to allow .xls and .xlsx files. ...
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I can connect to Samba server but cannot access shares.

I'm having trouble getting samba sharing working to access shares. I have setup a stand-alone box running Fedora 16 to use as a file-sharing and web development server. It needs to be able to share ...
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Internet Sharing solution

I have a client that is a business. The people at this business are not in anyway computer savvy. I was asked to make a file server for them. This server will need to have four shares with a ...
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How to Enable Full-Rights File-Browsing on /?

Now, I know there are lots of samba questions (about 1400) on ServerFault, and I have browsed through about half of them at least, and not been able to use any of the answers to solve my problem. We ...
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Enable user registration - eJabberd

I am a complete n00b to configuring Jabber/XMPP servers and I am hoping to get some help getting set up. I have done all of this and installed pidgin. I seem to be able set up my "admin-user" in ...
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Does this exist? Create virtual file shares with arbitrary folders

I'd like to be able to advertise shares to the network that are in some sense virtual, in that they don't correspond directly to physical folders on a filesystem. The application would be to offer a ...
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scp to AWS EC2 - error - “Please login as the user ”ubuntu“ rather than the user ”root“.”

I'm trying to scp a file to /var/www because I'm playing with apache. To move the file I do scp -i <ec2-shh-key> localfile root@<ec2-instance-ip>:/var/www/fileremote. But this gives me an ...
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VHD network file transfer fails consistently at 4GB

This issue has been extremely frustrating for us: when transferring a large VHD (virtual hard disk) file from a Windows 7 machine over the network to a physical Windows Server 2008 machine at our ...
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Avoiding “file locked for reading” problems with Windows file shares

Our build environment pumps out the latest build onto a Windows file share in a predefined location. We get file lock problems when remote users open and maintain folders and files on that read-only ...
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Windows 2003; Find folders with non-inherited/changed permissions

The question: I'm looking for a good way to audit/search a directory structure (Windows 2003) and locate any folders that either don't inherit permissions from their parent -or- have additional ...
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Windows - Accessing - Manipulating Administrator shares across windows servers \\computername\c$

Problem: \\computername\c$ returns "Network Name cannot be found" I tried using \\computername\c$ as well as well as with the FQDN \\computername.domain.company.com\c$ and the IP address too. net ...
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Why does Public Folder share prompt for password even after I set “Turn off password protected sharing”

I have a fileserver on a WORKGROUP. I have turned on public folder sharing, file and printing sharing and set password protected sharing to off. When I try to share a subfolder of the public folder ...
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Windows 2008 R2 NTFS file permissions not working as intended

We just got our first Windows Server 2008 R2 server in. It's going to be a file server. However, I am running into a weird issue with it that seems to be a result of UAC. When I try to share a ...
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nginx - Takes too long for a connection to be established

I am new to nginx, and I am using it currently on my server to serve videos to users. a few days ago the server started becoming extremely slow while have around 500-600 users online, note that I have ...
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Restricting access to a video file on the network

I have an MP4 file on our Windows 2008R2 fileserver that I want people to be able to view, but not to create copies of. Is there a security permission configuration that would allow this?
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IM and File Transfers Integrated With VoIP

I have an Asterisk box serving an office of people. I'd like to provide instant messaging and file sharing capabilities alongside the voice and video capabilities provided by Asterisk (ala Windows ...
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Unable to connect via NetBIOS Name

I can't connect to machines/shares by NetBIOS names. Below is console output showing the problem. C:\>nbtstat -n Local Area Connection: Node IpAddress: [192.168.1.100] Scope Id: [] ...
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Symbolic linking of client (Mac) directory to server (Linux) directory

How can I link a directory on a Mac to a remote directory on a Linux server? The Linux server has Samba and SSH available, and I can add other services if necessary
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“net session” listing GUIDs for computer names. Won't accept its own GUIDs

When I run "net session" or "net session /list", I get GUIDs for computer names: C:\Users\Administrator>net session Computer User name Client Type Opens Idle time ...
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Alerting on file share access

I am running a users file share on Windows 2008R2. My concern is Domain Admins accessing someone's files they shouldn't. I have turned on advanced auditing and tested the results. I see when ...
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Secure File Upload

I need the ability for clients to send me files. I would like them to use web services, but they are unable to do this (they want to just FTP a file over like they are used to, so this is what I have ...
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GlusterFS vs Mogile vs Others?

I have been looking at GlusterFS and MogileFS (Ceph and BTRFS are off the cards for me, as they don't seem production ready yet). I am developing a web app for file sharing, that will store and ...
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Sharing folder on linux [closed]

I just want to create a sharing folder which is used from different networks. There is no way to create with the help of Samba, İs there any way for this issue? 192.162.2.162 -----> Folder ...
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Sharing large (multi-Gb) files with clients

I wasn't sure if this was the best place for this question, but I think it is squarely in the realm of the IT admin so that's the reason I put it here. We need to share large files (several ...
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View other computers on a two router network

I'm currently facing a small problem regarding a new network setup. I have a few desktop PC's and Ethernet printers that all need to be connected via an Ethernet network. I have 2 routers in the ...
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Is there a Multiple User login method when remoted into a Window 2008 R2 Server?

I have configured a Windows 2008 R2 Server for many users to connect to - but right now I have them all logging in with one account which is bound to our domain. The purpose of this server is for ...
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How can I add permissions for the IUSR_Machine account to a remote file share?

I have a web application which I need to grant permissions to a file share that's hosted on another machine in my DMZ. Users are accessing the application anonymously using the IUSR_Machine account ...
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What is the fastest protocol for transferring small files between a high latency VPN?

I have ~70ms latency over my VPN connection and need to set up a backup/replication system. SMB is the worst, with throughput ~200KB/s. SCP gives me ~400KB/s. HTTP ~700KB/s. The links are symmetric ...
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How to share file-system resources among Linux boxes on a LAN?

What do you use share file-system (and printing) resources among Linux boxes (I mean, no windows box present... ;-) over a LAN? I mean: do you use Samba? or do you stick with NFS? or any other ...
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Is it possible to restrict /tmp to 0770 permissions?

I would like to prevent 2 non-root users on the same Linux system from sharing files with each other (via their use of /tmp). Is this possible somehow? If I restrict /tmp to 0770 (root:root as the ...
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File sharing between MAC, Linux

Here is what I want to do: Share files between MAC OSX (snow leopard) machine and Ubuntu (10.* and 11.*) on a local network. I know 2 solutions: Samba: easy to setup but it is not case sensitive ...
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View Network File Share Activity on Server Core

I have a Server Core that is being used only as a file server with clients accessing it via UNC paths. I want to "tweak" the backup routines (timings) that our external backup server uses when it ...
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Force specific user for created files?

Is there a way to force files that are created through a network share, or in a given folder, to be owned by a specific user (i.e., is there a native Windows equivalent of Samba's force user). ...