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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What are these 'Ghost' files, visible over CIFS but not on the host machine?

I'm trying to restore a Perforce depot from a Linux based (Thecus) NAS but I'm getting different results when looking at the mount from the server vs logging into the NAS via SSH directly I'm at a ...
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What are my options for setting user permissions with a CIFS share?

I have a NAS that only allows CIFS mounts on a Linux machine. I would like to set it up on a server, that I don't have root access to (but can ask every once in a while the root to do something on the ...
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Permissions difficulty accessing remote '/' with CIFS

I'm having trouble accessing the root directory of another Linux machine. In my fstab I have two entries for the machine in question //ltotto/root /mnt/ltroot cifs ...
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Is there a way to failover mount.cifs to new ip address recorded in the DNS?

Is there a way to failover mount.cifs to new ip address recorded in the DNS? Consider this scenario: mount.cifs -o user=test //fileserver/share1 /mnt move "fileserver" to second server with new IP ...
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How to delete a directory nobody has rights to, probably due to id mismatch?

I have a NetApp volume with hybrid permissions exported through NFS (for Linux hosts) and CIFS (for Mac and Windows hosts). I have a CIFS share mounted on my Mac. I copied a directory from my Mac ...
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Mount directory with spacebar

Problem solved Katarzyna\ Buszkiewicz how to mount directory with spacebar Katarzyna Buszkiewicz? root@ubuntu:/mnt/backup_ws_users# mount -t cifs -o username=wlodek,rw,file_mode=0777,dir_mode=0777 ...
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Translate network mount command to fstab

I've got the following working mount command: mount -t cifs -o credentials=/home/git/.smbcredentials,sec=ntlm //SRV010/Service\ Center\$/Informatie\ Management/Development /home/git/repositories ...
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Mount subfolder on cifs share fedora 23

I have a home folder on windows box at work. //SERVER/SHARE/hq/USERNAME username is what i want to mount. SHARE is the share. HQ is folder I don't have access to or SHARE directly it seems. I can ...
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How to print to CIFS/SMB printer from linux with spaces in the share name?

I am trying to print to a printer shared from a Windows 7 host that has spaces in the share name. The output of smbclient -L 192.168.1.2 is as follows: [ariel@e11 ~]$ smbclient -U " "%" " -L ...
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How to create a secure KVM/QEMU (libvirt) smb/cifs share host to client?

I run a Ubuntu Server 14.04.03 LTS as host machine and the same os version as virtual client (minimal virtual kernel) with KVM on the same machine. I run two physical Ethernet cards on the physical ...
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Sharing folders from EFI system partition

I'm running Windows 10, and am unable to access folders I share with my local LAN boxes from an EFI partition. I have a GPT hard drive with single massive 'EFI System Partition' on it. Since Windows ...
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Centos 7 KVM cifs mount issues

I am having a issue with Centos changing my KVM images folder from the default to a Cifs Shared folder. Any time I try it, it returns a error like so: [root@localhost Centos_Atomic]# systemctl status ...
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How to connect to a 3DS's SMB share from Linux?

Nintendo's New 3DS ("new" is part of the name) has the ability to expose an SMB share of its micro SD card. It asks you to define a name for the 3DS to appear as, and also a username and password. ...
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How to mount windows share on linux with specific credentials and specific linux user ownership?

I have linux user lUser (uid=123) that is in the group lGroup (guid=145). I have windows user wUser that has full access to the share. I want to automount that share on linux machine and give lUser ...
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Unable to move a file on a network shared drive?

mv -t Perry perry.iso mv: cannot move ‘perry.iso’ to ‘Perry/perry.iso’: Device or resource busy Fuser and lsof turn up nothing accessing perry.iso - running the commands returns no output. Perry is ...
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How to get rid of the write permission on the mounted cifs storage from users?

A disk array is mounted by sudo mount -t cifs REMOTE_DIR MNT_DIR -o username=admin,password=xxx But all the mounted contents are under mode 0777, that means everyone can change and delete the files. ...
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Cannot access a remote share which in itself is a symlink to a remote share

I have this scenario: Domain A: A file server provided by a third party, which provides a volume available thru CIFS. This file server does not have an external IP address. permissions are set to ...
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Can't mount Windows CIFS share on Ubuntu Server

I'm wanting to mount a network share running on my Windows Server 2012R2 server to a virtual Ubuntu Server 14.04 installation but am having zero luck. To elaborate on the setup, the Windows server ...
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Log tailing over SMB much slower under Samba 4 vs Samba 3

I just upgraded my internal development VM running Ubuntu 11.10 with Samba 3.6 to Ubuntu 15.04 with Samba 4.1 (fresh install, new VM). Everything is working great, with the exception that my log ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...