Server Message Block is a network file sharing protocol created by Microsoft. This is the protocol used for file and printer sharing on Windows networks.

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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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what's the syntax for Accessing smb/windows shares via alternative ports?

when port forwarding on my router for port 139 to port 139 of my linux-smb based NAS is enabled running a simple \computername.dynamicipserviceX.com\sharename on windows works. However when set to any ...
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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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Speeding up rsync over smb

I'm backing up a Linux box over SMB to a NAS. I mount the NAS locally and then I rsync a lot of data (100GB or so). I believe it's taking an awfully long time to do it: more than 12 hours. I would ...
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Why does windows (file) explorer try to connect to port 80 (http) instead just using smb?

Background: On an almost freshly installed pc I get a message along the lines of : "windows cannot find some-file-server-name. Check the spelling and try again"... when trying to access any ...
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Windows Server 08 R2 file share File locking, OSX clients

I've spent the last two weeks banging my head against this wall. I think I'm starting to understand the problem though. I manage a design company and they have 5 macs (OSX 10.5/.6/.7) connected over ...
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Access SMB-Share on localhost under different name

This scenario may seem a little weird at first ;) OS is Windows Server 2003. We make a daily backup from our production servers and just copy the entire application to our backup servers, where we ...
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What are .DS_Store files and why does OSX leave them on Windows shares?

Whenever I access windows shares from OSX 10.5 it leaves .DS_Store files on the remote filesystem. What are they used for, and are they necessary, and can they be prevented from being created?
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Long pause when accessing DFS namespace

We've recently migrated our Windows network to use DFS for shared files. DFS is working well, except for one annoying problem: users experience a significant delay when they try to access a DFS ...
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Does Samba work well with Windows when case-sensitive names are enabled?

I want to have a *nix Samba share accessible by Windows clients. Samba has an option to enable or disable filename case-sensitivity. Normally for windows access, this is disabled, so that ...
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Samba and Snow Leopard — slow connects

Does anyone know if there is a root cause and solution to the OS X 10.6 Samba issues? We are seeing very slow connects from 10.6.2 to Windows Server 2003 via samba. (smbclient connects fast every ...
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How can I stop SMB on Windows 7 null authenticating?

This is a nasty question to be asking but we're really desperate. By which I mean we have about four hours to fix this or dire consequences will follow. We have a PC for card processing in our office ...
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Repeated SMB QUERY_PATH_INFO Packets for Windows file share

This is related to my previous question here, but I have narrowed it down and want to open another one. I have windows 2000 server on its own domain, there is no trust between the clients domain and ...
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How did I get this Windows share to prompt for login?

Or: "Is this a thing? And how would I check if it was?" In an environment without a Domain Controller, when accessing a share on a Windows Server 2008 R2 box, from a remote computer without a ...
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veto files on a Windows Share

On Linux you can just edit the smb.conf file and add a veto files setting to ignore and delete certain files, this came in really handy as both OS X and Windows love to create extra files. However, ...
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Are there any good intranet search engines?

I'm searching for a intranet search engine which is capable of spider our intranet websites and network shares like SMB, NFS and optionaly AFP. Ever better for us would be a search engine which is ...
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Company VPN on same subnet as home network

My company has a PPTP VPN (I know it's not very secure) on a 192.168.1.0 /24 subnet. For people connecting from their home networks, file sharing doesn't work if their subnet is 192.168.1.0 /24. Some ...
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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) ...
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Is IPSec the only way to encrypt Microsoft SMB (CIFS) traffic?

I'm looking for ways to encrypt Microsoft SMB data traffic between a client and Windows server or filer appliance. This is not about encrypting the authentication but the actual data transfer. Is ...
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AFP (netatalk) vs. SMB on ubuntu server?

I set up an ubuntu fileserver. We use macs only, so I would to suggest to use the netatalk open source afp protocol for sharing. But if a windows pc would need files from the server in the future, ...
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Measuring network throughput with netcat vs. CIFS/SMB transfer rates

I have been attempting to measure and benchmark our LAN's throughput as part of a larger project. Our LAN is constructed using cat5e and HP ProCurve 1800-24G switches which support 10/100/1000 Mbps ...