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

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How To Fix Samba File Permission Issues in Mac OSX

I've had this problem for a long time, here is the basics of it... I use a mixed environment of Windows 7/8 computers with Mac OSX Lion/Mountain Lion. Whenever a Windows computer creates a file on a ...
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Is there any chance that my data will get silently corrupted with a robocopy SMB network transfer?

I'm setting up a NAS box for the first time. At the moment, I have most of my data backed up to a few local hard drives, and I intend to transfer all the data to my NAS over ethernet once the RAID ...
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Play video from SAMBA share on Android--Any shared volum from Linux or Winodows

I use Ubuntu12.10 with Gnomeshell Installed latest version of samba share, configured to share my Video folder ,access restricted via login(uid n password needed) SMB share accessed via Solid ...
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Create read-only files on SMB share

I have a home server set up with SMB shares. Those shares are actually external HDD's with NTFS connected to the server. My question is, how do i make it so that users can create or delete files on ...
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Moving files in Windows smb share

I got two folders mounted via smb. One is G drive and the other is H drive. Both share is from the same nas box. When I move a folder from H drive to G drive, some folders moves instantly and some ...
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Move files between two windows file shares on the same server

Using Windows 7 I have a server with shared folders set up. If I open one of them and take a file and move it to a subfolder it's instant - the file is obviously only being moved on the server. The ...
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Can’t Browse SMB Share After Temporary Outage

This is a strange issue that I’ve not seen before, but maybe somebody here could help? I have a Mac (running Snow Leopard) that is a SMB client accessing a Windows 7 share. The Windows 7 server has ...
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How to cd into smb://user@100.100.100.100 from terminal?

I am using ubuntu and gnome on my computer. When I open up File Browser, on the left hand rail, I see conveniently a folder called "Work Server". When I mouse over it, the following caption appears ...
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Error when trying to access Shared files from iMac via smb

I used to access all my Windows XP shared files on my Mac using Finder --> Window --> Connect to server. Now all of a sudden, an error crops up when I try to connect. I get this error: There was a ...
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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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smb mount cannot sync file automatically

Under Ubuntu, I use smb to mount the directory of the server(Ubuntu too), and set to a local directory, like /home/username/server. When I change some files of local directory, the files in the server ...
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Install MC with SMB support

how to install MC (Midnight Commander) with Samba support (smb:// link like ftp). Im unable to install it thou apt-get. Ive got just mc version without smb. And install from sources failed. I try to ...
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user account for SMB

is it possible to create user accounts under windows just for home network sharing? I don't want the account to appear in the list of login windows. I don't need it to have its own set of folders, ...
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Samba - Hide unauthorized directories

I currently have a number of read-only directories shared for the public. There are a number of other shares that only I have access to. Hence when other people try to access the shares, they are ...
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How to share files from Mac mountain lion to windows 7?

I've been trying to share one particular folder on my imac to other windows users but having difficulty of sharing just one particular folder. I've tried to google around and the methods work only for ...
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Long delay until a folder appears when accessing through windows file sharing

We have an application that creates a folder with files on a remote machine, and a python script that looks for this folders from a local machine using its full UNC name and responds accordingly (for ...
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Write to NTFS drive mounted with SMB in OS X Mountain Lion

I wanna be able to write to an NTFS drive mounted over SMB. I've tried following this guide but when I run diskutil info /Volumes/inetpub (inetpub being the name of the drive) I get Could not find ...
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Samba Share: smb doesn't set group id bit

I have some problems with a smb share. Every subfolder should get the group id bit. If I create a directory local on the machine with: $ mkdir local the bit is set, but if i create it via the smb ...
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How to see if a network share is used?

In my network there are Windows and openSUSE machines. The openSUSE boxes are using Samba shares to show their data to the Windows ones and they are using NFS to share data among themselves. Now I ...
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Mac users can copy and paste, but can't drag and drop using ExtremeZ-IP

When mounting a Windows Share using afp:// (via ExtremeZ-IP) users cannot drag and drop files, but they can copy and paste. If the share is mounted using smb:// they have no problem. Anyone have any ...
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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). ...