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

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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 ...
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Looking for definitive answer to accessing a network drive/NAS/SMB drive via Windows 7 HOME and Windows 7 Professional. Is it possible and how?

I want to be able to access my Lacie 2Big network drive in Windows 7 Explorer. I have a machine with Windows 7 Home and one with Windows 7 Professional. Neither Windows 7, home or pro, can access the ...
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Getting SMB file shares working over a PPTP VPN

I'm having issues getting SMB file shares working over a PPTP VPN. The server setup consists of a security device (DrayTek V3300) which passes the PPTP authentication to a SBS2003 server running ...
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Windows Share Permissions VS NTFS Permissions

Say I have a folder on Server1 called folder1 and I share folder1 and the Share permissions for that folder allow all users to read only, and then i create a subfolder in folder1 lets call it ...
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how to move existing time machine backup to smb

I have a 2 TB external usb hard drive. I have partitioned it as 1TB with NTFS and 1Tb with Mac OS Extended (Journaled). I have Time machine backups in my mac partition. I am planning to make the ...
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Specify Samba account when connecting from Windows to OS X

I am trying to connect to a shared directory on my Macbook which is shared using SMB. This directory is only shared on 1 account, so it is not publicly available. When I try to connect to this share ...
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How to list all files in a Windows SMB network share

Given a single SMB network share (for example, \\server\\SHARED_FOLDER), I want to recursively list all the files, including those in the subdirectories (like find(1)). I would prefer to do it in ...
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Force Finder to log in as Guest to a SMB share

I have a QNAP NAS that offers a few SMB shares. As I'm in a trusted environment, my shares are accessible as guest rather than with a combination of username and password. Problem Now, when I click ...
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OSX / Samba - How do I automatically remount / reconnect to drives that have been disconnected?

Is there a simple method to automatically reconnect a network drive that has been disconnected due to network failure or some other issue. I have a batch job setup that periodically copies files to a ...
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OS X smbfs Mount Shows Incorrect Permission, Won't Take chmod

I'm doing development on OS X while my actual code lives on a remote CentOS box that I have mounted as a local share (smbfs). Some of my files are not marked as writable and need to be toggled when I ...
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Adding network share as the system account breaks Win7 backup to network

(On Win7 Ultimate x64 SP1) So I've been using Win7 backup to \\192.168.0.100\Backup\main-desktop\ for a while without issue. Yesterday I tried to setup crashplan to synchronize my dropbox folder and ...
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Windows XP “Run Command” not connecting to network drives

This is a recent problem; I have 5 PC's on a home network and two PC's (desktop and laptop) that now have the following problem. To connect to an unmapped network drive, I would typically click Start ...
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Connect two devices with ethernet

I have a MacBook Pro and I'm going to buy a Boxee Box. I have access to wireless internet, but it's slow and out of my control. So my question is, what is the best way for both devices to get ...
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Server - Can't access home directory over SMB!

Quick question – I have a server running Ubuntu server edition with SMB server all set up and running. I've set up the main root of the drive to be shared and I've set up a user in /etc/samba/smbusers ...
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Is it OK to disable the administrative shares on Windows 7?

I'm curious as to what would stop working if I disable all the administrative shares on a Windows 7 machine that is not joined to a domain. Some of the KBs at Microsoft outline a host of problems that ...
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Win XP needs reboot to access protected samba share

I tried to find an answer to this question, but couldnt. Im new at configuring my samba shares, so there's a lot of things I dont know about them. Anyway, what I want to do is have a couple of public ...
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SMB Share Will Not Unmount (OS X)

I use to have a Linux server that I had shares on, and I had them mounted on my OS X machine, but I no longer have this server and the shares are still there and they will not unmount (and even force ...
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Windows XP File Sharing Technical Details

Can anyone point me to a good technical article on how files and printer sharing works in Windows XP. Googling hasn't been very successful.Thanks
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Why is a network share only accessible via IP address?

PCH is the Popcorn Hour A-110 SMB share. I am in a domain and I am running a DNS server. I am using a M1n1wall running Pfsense with DNS forwarding to the domain server. DNS resolution does not seem to ...
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List windows shares/computers

On Ubuntu, how can I get a list of all windows machines/shares on the network? I tried smbclient, but it only seems to list the shares of a known machine.
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Ipv6 routers for home and smb

Keep reading stories about how ipv4 is just about out of addresses and how we need to start moving to ipv6 What kind of hardware is out there and what features desirable for SMB and or home use?
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Mounting smb share on Ubuntu 10.10 fails

Trying to mount a smb share in Ubuntu 10.10 just fails :(. I have used the following command: sudo mount -t cifs //share /mnt/smb/ Looking inside kernel error messages I can see this: ...
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iTunes on iMac, media on Linux server via SMB - slow imports, changes and stalls

I have an unRAID server (If you're unfamiliar with unRAID, you can check it out at lime-technology.com) which is a Linux based server. I'm getting terrible performance with iTunes on my iMac. The ...
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Two-way syncing folders between PCs and smb share

I have a file server running OpenSolaris and couple of laptops plus a desktop all running Windows 7. I'd like to sync folders between the laptops and desktop via the server. What would be a good ...
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Mount ftp as removeable drive

I am trying to achieve wireless Sync to my android device using doubleTwist. With SwiFTP I can connect to my phone wirelessly and using programs like NetDrive, I can mount it to windows 7. One issue, ...
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Make SMB look like USB pendrive

I have a satellite decoder that lets me connect a USB device to it, allowing me to copy recordings off it. Is there any way that I can somehow network this? What I suppose I am looking for is a USB ...
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Map a SMB-drive outside of the LAN

Is it possible to map a network drive in Windows 7 connecting to a NAS on a another local network (behind a firewall)? Here's my setup (so far): - Linksys wireless router connected to the internet - ...
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Can't a chm file be opened on network-drive?

I have a chm file. The file opens well on my local machine. But on network-drive connected SMB or SAMBA, it doesn't work. Why? It just shows "Navigation to the webpage was canceled" in right pane.
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Files on SMB-Share are locked and some apps can't touch them

Why do all files from a SMB share mounted on OSX are locked, generating Opearation not permiteted on some commands? I have a Windows 7 x64 machine is providing a share. The OS X 10.6 machine has ...
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How can I connect to an SMB share from a Mac using a specific port?

I'm trying to connect to an SMB share on a Windows machine from a Mac. The SMB is running on port 445. Apparently the Mac is trying to connect on ports 137 through 139. How can I configure my Mac ...