Abbreviation for "Server Message Block"; an application-layer network protocol for sharing files and printers, popular in Windows environments

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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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Is SMB safe enough for remote access using my credentials over an untrusted network?

I have a Windows (8 Consumer Preview) PC and a Macbook (OS X Lion). Sometimes, I'd want to pause working on a project leave my Windows PC at my room connected to my college's intranet, and keep ...
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On OSX, is it possible to access a Windows network drive without mounting it?

In windows you can refer to the path to the network drive, like //server/folder/ wherever you need to access it. On OSX we have been able to access the network drive by mounting it first, but I was ...
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SMB doesn't work but computer is ping'able by NetBIOS name

I have a laptop and a desktop connected via a router. Both are running Win7, and both are configured for Home network with all the settings such as computer discovery enabled. If the laptop connects ...
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Connecting to SMB server with wireless router off site

I am trying to connect to my office SMB server via Macbook from home on my Linksys E1200 wireless router (brand new). Connection keeps timing out and won't connect. When I turn on my personal hotspot ...
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Use windows' SMB to share folder over the internet?

I wonder if there are any program that can share a folder over the internet using smb? I know that windows has smb file sharing, but it only works on LAN.
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Creating Samba shares on Windows

I am not very familiar with how SMB and Samba differ. I am using an app on my iPhone that connects to Samba shares to access and play files (AcePlayer) and it seems to not be able to see my Windows ...
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How to mount SMB share from terminal using keychain?

I need to be able mount a SMB share from terminal, for MAC OS versions (10.7). Is there a way to use mount_smbfs with keychain so I don't get prompt the username/password or have to add it to the ...
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What is going on when I can't access an SMB server share (not accessible error) until I run cmdkey to delete the credential?

I have a network connection share issue. The first connection works, and seems to stay connected for at least a few hours. However, after each time my windows 7 PC reboots, it can no longer form a ...
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Restricted SMB shares on Windows 7

On a Windows 7 PC, I need to share several folders, I'll call them 'restricted1' and 'public1'. Because I do not want to enable anonymous sharing, I have a user called 'public', with a password ...
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Clear SMB network share credentials in OS X

I'm mounting a Windows network share on OS X 10.7 without being asked for the credentials. How can I make OS X forget any stored credential so it asks me? I've already searched all displayed items in ...
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How to compress smb?

I have setup a media center, running arch linux. I have also installed samba on it and have created users for all my roommates. One of the biggest problems that we've faced is that if all of us are ...
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banshee can't write to my Drobo FS SMB shares

My Drobo FS has a few shares. I mount them on my Ubuntu 11.10 64 bit machine with no problem and can write and read those shares. When I run Banshee (2.2.1) in order to rip CDs into my Drobo, it fails ...
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How can I use the Linux System Rescue CD to backup my windows partition to another computer over a SMB network?

I would like to back up a partition over a network, as it's just a bit too big for a CD. I downloaded the Linux System Rescue CD, seeing that it can do stuff similar to that, but I can't figure out ...
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OS X some files on SMB share are grayed out

On my Mac with OS X 10.6 I can mount and work on a SMB share without any problems. But some times some files on this share are grayed out. If I double click on them nothing happens. If pull a grayed ...
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Is Windows simple file sharing safe?

Windows (in this case XP) allows me to simply "share a folder" via its SMB protocol, and I can access it via Linux quite nicely (with Samba), no questions asked. That's what bothers me, it just does ...
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How to I create an open smb share on a Windows 7 box?

I have a Windows 7 (Home Premium if that matters) box witch I want to set up a SMB share on for a network media player to play videos from. Ideally I would like this to be open so it can be copied ...
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Linux: Browsing Windows file shares with a tree view

In the Thunar file manager, tree view does not expand for 'Network' section even once I click device name, It is possible to browse .gvfs, but it has problems with file deletion ('can not find ...
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Can access Windows share by IP or FQDN address but not by hostname

One of the lab computers at the school I administer is not able to access a any shares under the \\ad\data$ directory. I can access it from any other computer on the network. If I use the IP ...
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Windows 7 Symlink to network drive root

My Ubuntu server provides storage to my Windows 7 workstation through the use of SMB and network drives. One symlink currently links from a network drive to my iTunes library folder. Within that ...
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Slow upload from Ubuntu-server on Gbit-LAN

I've installed a server at home to have as a fileserver due to limitation of an iMac and USB-ports (too many external harddrives is a pain in the ass). I'm using both Samba and Proftpd to manage files ...
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File copied over the network differs from original

Having moved quite large amount of data (~1TB) over the network from one storage to another, I noticed the file on target system differs from the original. Setup: PC (Windows 7 64) with Windows ...
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Can't access network share using IP address of the server

I'm facing a strange issue on Windows XP SP3: I can't browse a network share when using the IP address of the server – while I can, using the server's name. See example below: ...
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Accessing X$ share on a personal computer

I need to access some of my hard drives on my desktop PC from my laptop without setting a public share folder. I run Windows 7 Ultimate on both When I try to connect to \mycomputer\e$ it asks me for ...
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Drobo-FS config files exhibiting input/ouput error

I have a Drobo-FS with DropBear installed via DroboApps which allows me SSH access into the linux operating system which powers the Drobo-FS. The Drobo-FS file system has a directory which looks like ...
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Some directories on my samba share with identical permissions are not visible

I have a samba share to a Centos 6 server being mounted on Windows 7. In the shared directory, two or three directories are not visible and can't be navigated to manually either. These directories ...
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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 ...
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troubleshooting Windows XP and smb

I have problem with mapping smb network shares to windows XP (net use and Windows Explorer). In LAN I have two Windows XP computers. One of them (let's name it XP_1) can map share without problems. ...
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Share only a single folder using SMB

I want to share my "My Videos" folder using Windows's built in SMB. The problem is that when I decide to share my video folder and check it on another device, the path always is: networkname > ...
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Can a file change size when the transfer protocol changes?

I am very curious about what I have just found happening on my computers. I have set up SyncBackPro to synchronize a music folder from my home desktop to my laptop using Windows network share (SMB). ...
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How can you enable SMB2.0 on a router running DD-WRT?

I think the steps are something like: Install DD-WRT on a router with an external hard-drive Install Optware to get Samba Upgrade to Samba 3.6 (the link shows Samba 3.5, but using the NSLU2 optware ...
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Samba transfer over the Internet is slower than expected

I am trying to transfer files from a PC at home running Windows Server 2008 R2 to my computer here at college, running Windows 7 Ultimate. To test this, I tried connecting to my home PC via SMB with ...
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how do I connect to an smb share?

I apologize if this is a stupid question. I have a smb share set up (smb://a.b.c.d/sharename) that I am attempting to connect to from windows. I'd like to either connect directly using a browser or ...
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Windows shared drive permissions when mounted on Mac as SMB

I am sharing a drive on windows xp (64-bit) over the network and it is set such that the group 'Everyone' has read and modify permissions. (no full control). From the mac, when I connect to server as ...
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Files edited through gvfs using Eclipse and NetBeans getting corrupted. gedit using smb works fine

I'm facing a strange problem. My development machine was recently moved to Ubuntu. When I edit files situated in a network server (LAN) and then save, the files are getting corrupted. In all cases a ...
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How to share a Windows 7 Library while preserving its 'one-ness'?

My media server with all my movies is running Windows 7. I have two folders on different drives I want to share, E:\Movies and F:\Movies, so I've combined them with a library called "Movies," so I can ...
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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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Cannot access SMB Shares from OpenIndiana server on OSX Lion?

I've clean installed a copy of OpenIndiana 151a (latest). I've imported my pools I've run through these directions http://blogs.oracle.com/timthomas/entry/solaris_cifs_in_workgroup_mode I can ...
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Extremely slow network directory subfolder listing from QNAP NAS in OS X

Having an issue where I have a folder on a QNAP NAS (TS-439P II+) with over 68,000 subfolders within it. I can browse it quickly and almost instantaneously within Windows 7 via samba, however in OSX ...
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How to automount SMB shared network drives in Mac OS X Lion

In Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) Apple has replaced good old SMB support. Now I can't auto connect to my shared (SMB) network drives. Workarounds? Or is this impossible? In OS X Snow Leopard, I could ...
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How does a windows client (XP) access an SMB share on OS X Server (10.6 snow leopard)?

I work in a small office in which the server and most of the work stations run Mac OS X 10.6. We are using OS X Server 10.6 for file sharing. I am not an official IT guy, but there is no one else to ...
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How can I find the IP of a Windows host from OS X?

Is there an easy way from the OS X (Lion) command line or Finder to determine the IP address of a Windows machine on the same subnet (in a home network)? Assume the machine itself is not easily ...
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How to access C$ share in a network?

Considering I have admin access to a machine, how can I remotely access the default C$ share in Windows XP and Windows 7? Edit: This is not a domain, it's a single machine that I need to access
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Raise the SMB session limit in Windows 7 Pro

Is it possibble to increase the number of allowed SMB sessions to more than 20 under Windows 7 Enterprise SP1?
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Network external hard drive reports not enough free space

I'm running an Ubuntu (10.04) Samba server on a local network. The server has a 50GB internal drive with only 24MB free. I've shared a folder /samba from that drive. I also have a 1TB NTFS external ...
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smb transfers slow between 2008r2 and 10.6.8

GB Network performance is slow with SMB(45MB/s) compared to FTP (105 MB/s). Any hint how to improve? Thank you.
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Can't access local SMB share via DNS name on Windows Server 2008 R2

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 with single network adapter. For this adapter I created two IP addresses and registered DNS aliases for each one: 1.2.3.4 => app1.rnd.example.com 1.2.3.5 => ...
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Unable to access server/share by name, IP works

I am running a small network, consisting mostly of Windows XP clients. I'm moving my server from Debian/Samba/WINS to OpenIndiana. Now I cannot access the server by its name, although I can by IP: ...
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Looking for tool to show IP packets (and do analysis) sent/received from/to my machine (want to debug why can't mount network drive)

fiddler2 comes close but this only deals with web browsers it seems. I need this tool to debug why I can't mount a common standard network/NAS drive (e.g. via SMB/SAMBA) in Windows 7 Pro and Home. ...
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Windows 7 offline files - work temporarily offline even if network connection works

Sometimes I am connected via VPN to a network containing the server where files are stored which are cached by Windows offline files feature. Sometimes the connection works good and working this way ...