I'm trying to use incron or inotifywait on a CIFS share but it seems that inotify does not work with such mounts (cf. http://lists.samba.org/archive/linux-cifs-client/2009-April/004319.html). Is there an alternative to be notified of changes on a CIFS share?

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    Not with the Linux kernel CIFS implementation, there's not. Is it possible to use a different CIFS implementation -- one that supports NT_TRANSACT_NOTIFY_CHANGE? Apr 11, 2012 at 9:21
  • Are you referring to the client or server implementation? I'm using a WD MyBook NAS that uses Linux according to uname. I am mounting the CIFS shared folder onto an Ubuntu Linux 2.6.38-13-generic-pae.
    – infojunkie
    Apr 11, 2012 at 14:20
  • If you view a directory on one Windows machine and change it on another, do you see the change immediately? Apr 11, 2012 at 19:35


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