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

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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 ...
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Why do different du versions report different file sizes?

at our organization we have a windows file server, which I use to store a large number of files. This file server is mounted using smbmount on 2 clusters. Cluster A runs CentOS 4.8, and du version ...
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Why isn't this smbmount attempt working?

I can successfully access one of our local samba shares, which is on a windows pc (called marina) as follows: $ sudo /usr/bin/smbclient \\\\marina\\resource_library <my password> ...
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anoymous access and automatic mounting of a samba share from a windows system to a linux system

I have most of my audio files on a system shared by most of the people in my family, and i'd like to be able to get them accessable to a headless linux box i control over smb. The share(s) in question ...
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Windows 7 can't reconnect network drives on startup

I have this annoying problem that Windows 7 won't reconnect to my network drives on startup. The shares are on an Ubuntu machine. I've tried every possible solution I've found: Enable password on ...
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Snow Leopard takes a long time to connect to Windows/Samba server

We run a very heterogeneous network here: There is some XP, Vista, 7, Leopard, Snow Leopard clients, and Windows 2003 (one remaining legacy app), 2008, and Linux servers. The main file server runs ...
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Bonjour for Windows vs. SMB for printer sharing

My landlord would like to print to her printer connected to her Mac from Windows machines in her house. (I'm unsure of what versions of windows, but I assume Vista or 7.) Looking at these docs ...
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Vantec NexStar NAS Enclosures - Writing large files

I have one of these 'Vantec NexStar LX - NST-475LX-BK' drive enclosures. It is a NAS device. When I write a file to the device using eSata, or a SMB share I cannot write files over 4GB. I think this ...
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Why can't I access the administrative drive shares on Windows Server 2008 R2?

I am not able to access the administrative drive shares (such as \\192.168.1.4\c$ or \\192.168.1.4\e$) on Windows Server 2008 R2, even if I'm logged in as a user who is part of the Administrators ...
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What is the advantage of iSCSI over SMB?

At my house I'm running a Hyper-V server with a Windows Server 2008 R2 VM acting as a file server. Files are shared across my network using SMB. (Also, the machine is using a PERC 6/i RAID card but ...
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Entering 'domain' information when connecting to SAMBA share in Dolphin

openSUSE 11.2. KDE 4.3.5 Dolphin 1.3 The following works on CL mount -v -o username=abcdefg,domain=DOM -t cifs //server.tld/share/path /mnt Authentication fails when trying to connect to this ...
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Mac OS can't connect to SMB shares after sleep

I used to access my local Windows 2008 file server's SMB shares on my recent (3 weeks old) MacBook Pro without problems. However, for a few days now, it fails to (re-)connect to the server after it ...
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Diagnosing extremely slow network operations

The network: * A windows 7 PC with 2 NICs - one connected to an old style ethernet hub - the other to the internet - with internet sharing enabled * An Apple iMac connected to the hub, successfully ...
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Are folders and filenames starting with “icon” illegal in SMB?

Are five letter filenames starting with "icon" illegal in SMB? I just got a Drobo FS, in part to back up the computers in my house, and it does not accept folders named 'icons', 'iconv', or indeed I ...
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Mac sees mangled filenames from Linux SAMBA share

Certain filenames in my SAMBA shares from Linux are not getting transmitted properly. It's certain files in certain folders and it doesn't affect all folders or all files within a single folder. I can ...
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How do I have a network share mount in Mac OS X persist between reboots

I currently connect to a Windows (smb) share via the Finder -> Go -> Connect To Server. I have to type in the IP (although I have saved the credentials in my keychain). If I reboot or logout, I have ...
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How-To define an Alias-Name for a given Fileserver?

I'm building a testsystem and want to use the servernames like in the productive environment. For tcp-traffic i made an entry in the hosts-file but that seems not to work for fileservers (smb). How ...
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Samba + Centos (Share not working)

I've done this a few times already, but for some reason this time it's not working. I have a folder called ruby (root:root - 0777) on /home/placona I'm trying to see this folder from my WindowsXP ...
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No symlinks allowed in smb share

I have the following share setup on my Ubuntu machine # From /etc/fstab //192.168.1.13/media /home/USER/SHARE/media cifs username=USERNAME,password=PASSWORD,_netdev,uid=USER,gid=users 0 0 However ...
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How to export a VirtualBox appliance to a NAS?

I'm using VirtualBox 3.1.2 (r56127) on Linux (Ubuntu 9.10 64-bit). I'm trying to use Export Appliance utility to clone my virtual machines over local network using SMB protocol to NAS. I decided to ...
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how to add a SMB (samba) password for a user in Debian, when there is no smbpasswd binary?

I have samba installed on a Debian server of mine, and I use libpam-smbpass to keep UNIX and SMB passwords in sync. Passwords are only changed from unix logins via shell at the moment. However, just ...
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Is it possible to stop Windows from changing permissions on a Linux SMB share?

On Ubuntu I've made my user's Public folder an SMB share (using the same user as the smbuser) - I've then mapped it as a network drive on Windows XP. I can edit, from Windows, any file on the share, ...
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Configuring SMB shares in OS X

I'm at my wit's end trying to control SMB file sharing on my Mac. (OS X 10.5 Leopard). I want to do something fairly simple: share a particular (non-home, non-Public) folder over my my SMB/Windows ...
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How to link to a subfolder of a share?

On my Windows XP server, a folder called Share2 is shared. It contains a subfolder called folder3. The guest account is protected by a password, which means network users have to type the guest ...
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Sync folder between Mac and Windows Server

I've got a Small Business Server at work and a MacBook on the go. I want to sync a folder from the server on my MacBook so I can work on the files locally. I'm looking for a solution that syncs my ...
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What's the typical performance of Windows File Sharing (SMB) on a gigabit ethernet network?

I've recently set up Windows file sharing over a gigabit ethernet network (I'm not using jumbo frames) with a Samba server and a Windows Vista client. I've done a few file copies, but the maximum ...
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SVN commit error - code checked out to Windows XP drive mapped to an Ubuntu Samba share

I'm having a bit of trouble trying to commit changes to SVN that are on a mapped drive - the drive is mapped to a Samba share on a Ubuntu (9.04) server. Here's the error I'm getting: I have full ...
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VMWare Workstation: How to access the virtual disk from the host system?

I would like to access the disk of a VM from host or even better from LAN. The VM runs a Windows XP. The easiest way would be an access to the c$ share. Peace, Ice Update: Upon the several answers ...
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Access my PC through the internet

i have a belkin dd-wrt router. It connects to dyndns. I am able to access my Windows XP PC throught the internet, and i have already enabled RDP by forwarding port 3389 to my local IP-address. It ...
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Windows 7 RTM: Loopback SMB over TCP/IPv6 connection preventing sleep mode

I'm running Windows 7 RTM with homegroup, network discovery, file and printer sharing, public folder, media streaming and Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service all turned off, but the computer ...
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Am I affected by the Windows Vista SMBv2 Flaw?

I have read about a new security flaw in Windows Vista and SMBv2. What is it and how does it affect me? What is SMBv2?
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Can I smb into a windows file share without a password?

I have a macbook running 10.6 and a desktop running win 7. I would like to smb from my macbook into my win 7 machine. The problem is that the only way I can smb into my windows machine is if I put a ...
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SMB/Debian Network copy issue

I'm having an issue with a networked drive ( I don't have root access to ) - I can make an smb:// connection to it, it's a CIFS system and it's used by the intranet to share files ( it's definitely ...
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Can't delete some files off of my HP home server

I have an HP Media Vault mv2120 (Linux based, not WHS based) and sometimes when I go to delete files that I added to the server, I get a message telling me that I need permission from Unix User Nobody ...