SMB / CIFS is a network protocol that allows sharing of files across a network of nodes. The protocol is based on a design where the customer requests it sends packets to the server, the server in turn sends response packets to the client.

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Cannot add, remove nor access mapped share “Element not found” in Windows 8.1

A standard user on my Windows 8.1-64 cannot remove a mapped drive. Tried command line and explorer. Tried run as admin. "Element not found" everywhere. C:\Windows\system32>net use x: /delete The ...
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User space application for CIFS

I need to mount my windows share on linux machine which does not have CIFS kernel module. Is there any user space application available equivalent to CIFS kernel module? Or is there simply anyway I ...
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Master browser msbrowse registration

On a SMB/CIFS network using NetBIOS over TCP, the group name \x01\x02__MSBROWSE__\x02\x01 is registered, which is the master browser for the subnet. If I have different domains/workgroups on my ...
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Determine backup browsers by NetBIOS name suffix

According to this page regarding CIFS/SMB, potential browsers register the 1E suffix to enable them to be found: workgroup<1E> Every node that is capable of acting as a "Browser" registers this ...
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Windows 8 is regularly checking in with a connected CIFS share, exactly every 5 minutes. How can I determine what is causing this?

I have a windows 8 client which makes use of a CIFS share on my LAN. Even when the client is completely idle, something is connecting to the CIFS share every 5 minutes. What sucks is that this ...
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Force mount.cifs to use specific kerberos ticket

TL;DR I want to force mount.cifs (or smbclient) to use specific ticket (e.g. cifs/server@DOMAIN2 instead of cifs/server@DOMAIN). Long Story I have two smb servers (both are windows): server-a and ...
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Windows 7 mounting shares using CIFS

I'm really newbie in Windows OS. I have task to mount shared folder via LAN between two Windows 7 machines using CIFS. Is this possible to do with standard Windows tools? (Without console commands.) ...
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Permission denied while mounting windows share wih cifs-utils

I want to access a windows share from my vbox ubuntu machine (I have all proxies set up correctly). The problem is that I get a permission denied error with no extra reasons when trying to mount via ...
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How is the FID generated for a SMB “Create AndX Request?”

I see in the traces while accessing a network share, there are multiple CreateAndX requests (which opens the folders) with an FID associated with them. However, some of them don’t and they get a ...
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How do I safely update a shared FoxPro database over CIFS on Linux?

My customer has a bunch of FoxPro database files shared on a Windows server. I need to make modifications to them from a Linux box, where the share is mounted with Samba. My code already acquires ...
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What is the difference between mapping a drive and simply accessing it?

What is the difference between mapping a drive using net use. eg: net use x: \server\folder and simply going to start -> run *type \server\folder *there and access it?? I use Windows 7. I see that ...
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How can I view disk quota usage on a CIFS share from a Linux client?

I have several Linux clients that mount a share on a remote machine running Windows Server 2012. The relevant line in /etc/fstab looks like this: //server.address.com/share /media/share cifs ...
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Does CIFS / SMB use multiple connections?

Does CIFS / SMB use multiple connections? I am wondering this because transferring multiple files on the same computer seems to be limited to one NIC link and not more. I have a 10G on the client ...
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SMB/CIFS Port Forwarding MyBook World Edition

I have a WD MyBook World Edition NAS that i try to use as a Shared Network Drive through the Internet. I set up DynDns and forwarded Ports 21 and 548 for FTP and AFP access, which both work like a ...
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Use SMB2 protocol while mounting CIFS Share on a Unix client

I am trying to mount a CIFS share on my Unix client. My Unix client has Samba installed. # smbstatus Samba version 3.6.9-151.el6 sudo mount -t cifs -o ...
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The account is not authorized to log in from this station

I'm using Samba Version-4.1.6-Ubuntu. I can connect to it fine from Mac OS 10.x and Win 8 & 8.1. As soon as installed the Win 10 technical preview i get the message The account is not authorized ...
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How do I trick Nautilus to use “sudo mount” instead of just “mount”?

Thanks to new "security fixes" in mount or mount.cifs (I'm not sure which) it's no longer possible for normal users to mount anything, even if they are explicitly allowed using the user, users or ...
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recover folder permissions when access is denied

Ok. So I apparently had a user go into the permissions settings of a folder on our network share and they proceeded to modify permissions without consulting me first. Now the folder is inaccessible. ...
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FreeNAS CIFS/Samba shares visible but not accessible

I have a FreeNAS 9.3 server and am trying to configure the following Samba shares: A share called 'public' accessible to all authenticated users A home directory share, visible only to the ...
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Linux to linux mount

Trying to mount a samba shared directory of a linux(SUSE) server to another linux(SUSE) server on the same network. My scenarion is like below.. on server-1 samba is configure like below and i ...
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Mounted.cifs with ro option, user still able to write

I got following setup: me@PiWi$ sudo mount.cifs -o user=me,ro //192.168.1.101/media/Data/Games ./Games me@PiWi$ ls ./Games/ Afdrukbaar Console Dos ScummVm Windows me@PiWi$ touch ...
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Unable to mount ubuntu directory to Linux(SLES 11 SP2)

Trying to mount ubuntu directory:/home/suvasish/Downloads/SLES11_SP2/ to SLES(11 SP2) server. Tried like below: NFS mount In Ubuntu side edited the /etc/exports like below.. ...
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How to troubleshoot CIFS error -13 (Permission Denied)?

I am trying to mount a share (D$) from Debian (running inside Hyper-V) on my Windows 8 computer, using the following command: sudo mount -v -t cifs //192.168.99.1/D$ /media/d ...
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can we use unix hardlinks on a mounted windows share?

ln command can create hard links on the mounted windows share, but cp -al fails. Is this expected behaviour? I'm trying to save disk space by creating copy on write style backups using cowdancer, ...
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Mount error(5):Input/output error on mount

I am getting mount error (5): Input output error on mounting to cifs windows share. Command executed: sudo /bin/mount -t cifs //server/folder /mnt/folder/ -o ...
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cifs mount locks processes after period of inactivity

I am successfully mounting our windows share on my ubuntu box (kubuntu in this case). However, after a period of inactivity any process that tries to access it will hang/lock up. It should be noted I ...
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Cannot set appropriate permissions to avoid 403 error

Excuse me, I know there are many questions similar to this one, but I wasn't able to solve the problem. My primary problem is that I cannot access my own web page because of "403 Forbidden" error. I ...
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CIFS mount over VPN hangs when VPN crashes and reconnects

I've successfully shared Windows share over VPN (PPTP), mounted it with mount.cifs on my Ubuntu machine and I'm able to browse the shared contents from the Ubuntu. However, sometimes, when the ...
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boot2docker mount windows share

I am running boot2docker on windows and I am trying to access a shared folder on my host from the VM. I have executed the following sudo mkdir /mnt/docktest sudo mount -t cifs ...
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FreeNAS 9.2.1.7 cannot start CIFS

I have a FreeNAS server running and I got AFP for my Mac working but whenever I try to start CIFS, I get an error at the top of the screen saying the service cannot be started. I've searched the ...
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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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How to find username and password of a mounted Windows share?

I'd like to use cifs from Linux to mount a Windows shared drive. That shared drive is provided by a NAS running Linux / Samba. There are several Windows computer successfully using that shared drive ...
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Mount shared folder on windows on linux redhat 5.5

I mount shared folder win server 2012 on Linux red hat 5.5 64 bit, mount.cifs \\\\misaddress\\shared folder \backup\ -o username=username After created it successfully, I can do anything WITH IT ...
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is it okay to mirror/raid1 different hardisk model in freenas

In my freenas system, I have several volumes running, one of them is consist of 2 3TB WD RED with different model (I forgot the serial, but they are different). Both are set up in a single mirror ...
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Allow chmod on CIFS mount

I have a Windows 7 host, with a CentOS 6 guest under VirtualBox. I have a Windows directory shared with the Linux guest using CIFS. Everything worked fine so far, until I realized that all chmod ...
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Linux (Ubuntu) CIFS mount with restrictive umask

I'm trying to mount a NAS share using CIFS in Ubuntu 14.04. This is my personal share and I'd like to make sure that files are readable only by me and not by anyone else logged in. So ideally, I'd ...
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Cannot follow Shortcuts in CIFS-mounted windows shares

I have a windows share: \\MYSERVER\SHARE\ MyFolder MyShortcut\ SubFolder1 Subfolder2 Using a windows box, I ...
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nfs equivalant services in smb?

I want to know if there are nfs equivalant services in smb(windows server). for example nfs to mount volume on nfs client nfs server (in case of nfs3) should be running daemon like ...
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Using CIFS to mount a Windows share that symlinks another Windows share

I have a Windows Server 2008 VM that hosts some files that are accessed by a mixture of Windows and Linux (Ubuntu 12.04) machines via a windows share. Due to space constraints on the VM host that the ...
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Cannot copy large files to cifs mounted drive

I am running Ubuntu 13.10 and cannot backup (or copy large files) to a network server (an asdl router with hardrive from free.fr). It copies data for about 30 seconds, then it slows down to a crawl. ...
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nfs and cifs shares hanging from Linux

I've got a NAS (Dlink DNS-323) that I mount from my linux box. It used to work fine, and then I upgraded my distro (apt-get upgrade). I'm running Linux Mint Debian Edition. Current kernel is: ...
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Samba shared subdirectories report as files

I just upgraded my home server to Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials. My ancient living room media player makes a lot of assumptions about SMB shares that are incompatible with the new server. My ...
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How to mount a samba share on non-standard port?

The firewall on my network drops all packets on TCP port 139 and 445. So all samba shares don't work outside the LAN. I tried letting the samba daemon listen on a non-standard port. This method works ...
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Why does this line in my fstab give me an “Invalid Argument” error

Here's the entry in my fstab that's giving me a mount error(22): Invalid argument error. //{address}/networkshare /mnt/pslive-netshare cifs ...
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Make network share accessible to multiple users on OSX

My goal is to mount a shared folder from a Synology to a Mac running 10.9.1, only I want the mount point to be accessible to all users in group staff. The share is made accessible by the synology ...
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mount a cifs share without root/fstab

Hello is it possible to mount a samba share without root privileges? Currently I have a java program that needs to access a smb share. (it will index every file on the smb share and will create some ...
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Windows share is not accessible from time to time

I have a CentOS box having a share mounted from local NAS (Synology) and a share mounted from a Windows Server 2012 (no utilities, plain standard share AFAIK). There's a script that does backups every ...
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Sharing the thumbs.db file

in our situation we got network shares containing a lot of PDF's. People want to look at the thumbnails before opening them. However, the thumbs.db file is regenerated for every user looking at the ...
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Git cannot clone repository into CIFS mounted directory

Attempting to clone a remote Git repository into a CIFS mounted directory on Linux. The error is: $ git clone ssh://git@github.com/ghuser/ghuser.git dir Cloning into 'dir'... fatal: Unable to create ...
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How to keep group-writeable shares on Samba with OSX clients?

I have a FreeNAS server on a network with OSX and Windows clients. When the OSX clients interact with SMB/CIFS shares on the server, they are causing permission problems for all other clients. ...