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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net use z: \\domain\share working for administrator but not user

I'm having a strange issue where I can mount and access a share given a user and password as administrator but cannot as a normal user. I simply get 'The network name cannot be found.' when doing net ...
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Mount cifs for 2 users

I would like to mount a cifs drive for 2 user accounts on a Linux server. I have no trouble mounting the cifs drive for me, or for sudo, but I need to mount it so that two users can access it: sudo ...
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Win7 very slow write to cifs after 1 second burst

I have a win7 machine that tries to write to a CIFS share on a NAS I administer. The NAS has plenty of free space on the share being written and open write permissions inside the network. When I try ...
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SSH tunnel on Windows 10 to Linux Samba

I know This question has been asked a few times already but I think my problem might be slightly different. Maybe I'm not understanding the fundamentals of the issue. I have a Linux Samba share that ...
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Windows user on Netapp share always show up as nobody/nogroup

We just changed Netapp server (I'm not the admin) and since then I cannot work in my folders from Windows. More precisely, from a Win10 (and also WinXP) virtual machine (VBox) on an Ubuntu host (as ...
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Getting Cifs SMB Disk Usage Info from Ubuntu 12.04 to netapp

I need to retrieve disk usage information for a smb/cifs share from ubuntu 12.04 to a netapp but passing user credentials. Currently I use the following command: user@host:~$ smbclient //...
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FreeNAS - cifs sharing / active shares error

I'm using FreeNAS and just sharing to windows clients on the LAN with CIFS, but I'm stuck with trying to interpret why it's behaving as it is: The NAS is configured as "Browsable to Network Clients" ...
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Windows junction invalid on network share

I usually have this setup on my Windows machines: I share a single folder such as C:\share as network share. Then I use mklink /J somedir C:\somedir to create junction points to directories I want to ...
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Yum repo on cifs mount

What I want to do Build my yum/dnf repository on a cifs share. Long version My windows server is my main file server, and I store my Support/Platforms/Korora22/ directory there for the time being. ...
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Connecting to Windows share “Name not unique on network”

I'm trying to connect from a stock Debian 8 GNOME Desktop to a Windows shared folder, by clicking "Connect to Server" from Nautilus using a Server Name: smb://servername/shared which works, as I'm ...
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samba mount failed with “CIFS VFS: cifs_mount failed w/return code = -6” and “is not a valid block device”

Environment: server: Windows client: RHEL 6.7 (samba-common-3.6.23-20.el6.x86_64) or Debian Wheezy (samba-common-bin 2:3.6.6-6+deb7u7) Client's /etc/fstab: //10.0.0.10/share/ /media/smb cifs ...
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mounting a network drive cifs mac osx

I've been handed a mac and I'm having issues. I had an ubuntu setup where I would type: sudo mount -t cifs //fs/CakeRecipes /mnt/fs/CakeRecipes -o username=fegur,domain=KitchenLord,iocharset=utf8,...
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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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Program loads project slower with relative paths pointing to NAS - will indexing improve this?

so on my network people work with Cinema4D. They often have to load big projects. I did some tests concerning the location and path-style of the textures for the projects which resulted in: absolute ...
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Cant open file for writing with cifs mount

Hi I have mounted my QNAP on to a drive on my ubuntu machine using the following fstab entry //<ip-address>/Documents/Aly /home/aly/Documents cifs credentials=/root/.credentials,uid=1000,gid=...
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How to debug slow samba share by Nautilus?

I have Fedora 23 with Gnome 3 and Nautilus 3.18.5-1.fc23. I have troubles with SMB speeds by using Nautilus. It is about 4.4MB/s, while by any other methods (e.g. smbclient from terminal) I got 11MB/s ...
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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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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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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 auto,users,credentials=/...
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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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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 192.168....
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CIFS share mount errors

I'm trying to mount a network share from a Linksys NAS200 to Fedora 16. The program I am trying to run won't accept network addresses to save to. I ran it without specifying the IP address of the ...
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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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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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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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Temporarily mount Windows share via cmd line? (Ubuntu 11.04)

What is a simple way to (temporarily) mount a windows share from within Ubuntu 11.04 via the command line? Basically, I'd like the path /home/myuser/windowsbox to map to a windows share. (Need to ...
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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 domain=domain_name,user=user_name,password=...
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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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Is there no SMB/CIFS client component in Windows?

I know that Windows acts as an SMB/CIFS server by default. So one can easily access Windows files from another machine in the network with a proper SMB client. But what if I want to do the opposite ...
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How can I share `c:\program files`?

actually, it is c:\Program Files (x86)\Vim. I want to store my vim configs into this folder and broadcast it on lan. I've given Everyone read access and Administrator read/write/delete(or whatever ...
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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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Permission denied while mounting samba cifs share on linux

I have a samba server set up on a Linux computer that uses winbind on an AD domain. Everything seems to be working but I haven't been able to mount a samba share on another machine. Right now, I would ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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 can I stop $RECYCLE.BIN from being created (or hide it) on network drives/folders?

I have a Windows 7 desktop which has 3 drive mappings to CIFS shares on a FreeBSD home server. There are also special folders (Desktop, etc) stored on the CIFS shares. Each of these (including the ...
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How to mount via cifs non-unicode samba sever with character set conversion?

in old times of smbfs I use codepage and iocharset options, but cifs does not support codepage. What I can do?
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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 :...