CIFS is a virtual file system in use by samba, and Windows servers to share files between different system.

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Samba: mount error: could not resolve address for XXX: Unknown error

I've read several guides on mounting samba shares, but no luck yet. I'm able to "login" to my samba share with the following command: smbclient //vvlaptop/Documents It asks for password, but there ...
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Cifs mount a windows share that goes offline

I have a windows share on my workstation that I need on my CentOS 7 server. I have this set up in my fstab as the following: //XXX.XXX.X.XX/Share /mnt/workstation cifs ...
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mount with cifs fails but destination is still accessible with sftp

I had remote backup space mounted to my machine (Hetzner extra backup space for dedicated server). It was mounted with cifs. After restart I found that the mounted folder not accessible. ls -l: ...
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Slow boot and slow desktop, along with indecipherable log messages

I am a Linux Mint 17 - Cinnamon user, and have been using it for the past 1 month. I am new to this OS, and trying to learn how to work in a linux environment. My system boots extremely slowly (takes ...
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Configuring setcifsacl to use local posix user instead of SID for CIFS share on Linux

I have a CIFS filesystem (from a NetAPP) mounted on a Red Hat 6 server using cifs_utils, and am sharing some directories from the CIFS filesystem out over HTTPS via WebDAV. I need to set some ACLs on ...
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Why absolute symlink on SAMBA share is followed directly by CIFS mount?

If an SMB share has a symlink with an absolute path /share/latest/dir -> /share/data/201407 then Windows clients can access files by link with no problem. dir \\smbserver\share\latest\dir\ ...
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Can a file be corrupted by copying from NFS to CIFS?

I have Linux RedHat 6.x, and I mounted a Windows 2008 R2 NFS share. If I copy data from my Linux machine to Windows, that doesn't seem like any harm. But if I take that file that is in my exported ...
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How to make a cifs/smb mount ignore umask?

I have a cifs mount that is mounted from /etc/fstab. But I would quite like creation of files/dirs on that share to ignore my umask. Is that possible? It seems that cifs does not support the umask=000 ...
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Mounting cifs: “Operation not supported”

Unlike the similar question, I cannot even connect with smbclient. The samba share works fine in windows and automagically works, but in Linux I can't mount it at all and the error message is ...
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Mount windows share

I've just literally spent about 2 hours trying to simply mount a windows share on linux. Mounting with cifs causes deadly hangs as discussed here. So I tried to mount via nfs as discussed in this ...
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How to use my login password to do two things

I have a CIFS drive that I mount regularly, and it requires a password for it. Since it's annoying to type my password every time, I wrote a script that sets the PASSWD environment variable, mounts ...
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mount.cifs fails while smbclient succeeds

I'm trying to mount a NetApp CIFS share to one of our servers and I keep getting "Permission Denied" printed to stderr and NT_STATUS_WRONG_PASSWORD printed to the running dmesg. root@xxxehpvld05 ~ $ ...
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Mounting windows share using mount -t cifs

All, I have a SUSE SLES 11 box running samba. I am running this command: mount -t cifs //ip/dir1/dir2 /mnt/backups -o username=user,password=pwd,domain=domain Which works and mounts the drive ...
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NFS, CIFS, and permissions

If you copy files from an NFS mount to a CIFS mount on a different server, will the permissions be retained? I am a little unclear how the file permissions work in these 2 filesystems. It seems like ...
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mount.cifs vs NFSv3 for data shared between 2 Web servers

When having two RHEL 6 Linux servers separated by a load balancer serving Tomcat and Apache content, if the data is shared between the 2 servers via a network locally-mounted filesystem, does it ...
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Changing CIFS permissions on FreeNAS?

I'm trying to change some permissions on a folder. I'm running FreeNAS and using the windows permissions settings (not Unix). If I right click the file and go to properties and then security, it shows ...
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KDE CIFS mount. Can copy files with mc but dolphin won't

I have a samba/cifs mount that is accessible r/w from the commandline (mc). The KDE filemanager dolphin shows the content of the samba share, but gives me a "no space left on device" when I try to ...
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How does one clean up a stale CIFS mount

I have a recurring problem where I need to mount a drive of a Win32 machine on my LAN so I can read and write files to it. But I have no control of said machine, and as such, said machine frequently ...
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Mounting USB Drive — Cannot delete files unless have su permissions

Is there a way I can automount this USB drive so that I don't need to have root privileges to delete files? This is what I currently have in my fstab file: /dev/sdb1 /mnt/epson auto ...
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Mounting Windows shares using cifs results in “Error:13(Permission denied)”

Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS, kernel 3.2.0-57-generic Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 x64 Trying to setup a network share from Ubuntu 12.04 to a Windows Server 2008 R2 however no matter what changes are made the ...
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fstab does not mount cifs at startup

I'm using Cent OS 6.5. I have a cifs share which needs to be automatically mounted at the system reboot/startup. Following is the line from my /etc/fstab file : //192.168.1.2/files/ /users/ cifs ...
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Give domain users permissions on cifs shares?

I am using CentOS 6.5 - users authenticate using winbind, all are domain users except for root. /home is mapped to a cifs share on a windows server in /etc/fstab with this line: \\server\home$ /home ...
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disable sudo password prompt for boot script

I've got raspbian installed and need to mount a cifs path after boot is completed. In fstab I got an entry for this with the noauto parameter. When using auto, boot hangs. So in raspbian, the file is ...
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Mount entry in fstab when connect to a network

I have an entry in fstab (Opensuse) which mounts a samba filesystem: //10.39.52.2/Company /media/share cifs credentials=/home/user/file,rw,nounix,iocharset=utf8,file_mode=0777,dir_mode=0777 0 0 but ...
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Let the server own the file created by the client on a Samba share

I'm sharing a directory on my Mac using Samba. When the client (Raspebian) creates a file on the mounted share, the file is owned by the user on the client and the permissions are set to -rw-------. ...
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AIX cifs hostname with underscore

I am trying to type this comand but for some reason it takes the first and not the second version. I have entered both the host names in the host file, FYI. This command works (hostname zq13c1): ...
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mount.cifs : mount error(12) : Cannot allocate memory

I encountered this problem a while ago when upgrading my kernel but put off upgrading until now. On my system I can happily mount network shares using CIFS running kernel 3.7.10, however when I've ...
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Granting all users access to mounted CIFS shares

I'm trying to set up a debian server that will run several network-based services. These services need access to an external network drive to store their data. For security reasons, I have set up each ...
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Auto-Mounting CIFS Shares on Laptop

I've seen questions similar to this asked before in several variations, but I have yet to locate a satisfactory answer. Here's what I have: A highly mobile Debian laptop that switches networks ...
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Automount CIFS shares on boot?

I have a script saved that mounts my CIFS share, but I have to run it manually every time I boot into Linux and I connect to the internet. Is there a way that I can set the script to run as root every ...
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Why are files in a smbfs mounted share created with executable bit set?

I mounted a samba share using the smbmount command: $ sudo smbmount \\\\foo\\bar /mnt/bar -o user=tom When I create new files, they get created with the executable bit set for owner, group and ...
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Preserving owner/group on OS X-provided CIFS shares

I read the attached StackExchange link: Automatically disable Linux extensions for Samba mounts about disabling CIFS Unix Extensions in order to mount OS X CIFS shares. However, my understanding is ...
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how do I mount a CIFS share so I can fully control the mounted volume on the client

It's a simple question: but I am in much pain over this situation, so here is the question: How can I "mount" a share so that a) the share is run on boot b) that I can control things like chown/chmod ...
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Fedora 19 zfsonlinux - how to configure cifs share?

Fedora 19 with current version of zfsonlinux / smb version 4.0.9. When I try to zfs set sharesmb=on I receive smb add share failed Any ideas? Is this supposed to work yet or still in ...
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Automatically disable Linux extensions for Samba mounts

Samba enables Linux Extensions by default, which can be checked via /proc/fs/cifs/LinuxExtensionsEnabled On Mac OS X (10.8.5 or older) as well as older CIFS shares, mount.cifs will fail with a ...
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CIFS mount fails when read is interrupted

I have a functioning CIFS mount from CentOS 6.4, 2.6.32-358.18.1.el6.x86_64, to a Windows file server. If I hit Ctrlc while doing some IO intensive (like fgrep -r), then the mount (and all other ...
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Which package currently provides nmblookup command on Gentoo?

I currently installed samba on my gentoo server with following USE="acl client fam python upcall winbind" emerge -1 samba But could not find the nmblookup utility after install. The samba package ...
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mount.cifs not respecting file permissions in Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS

I am attempting to mount a cifs drive in standard Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS using the following line in /etc/fstab: //server-name/share-name /mnt/archive cifs ...
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Issues accessing CIFS share directories

Disclaimer 1: Crossposted from Serverfault because there was no activity over there. Disclaimer 2: This question is similar to Automounting not working correctly for CIFS shares; weird results but ...
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mount.cifs is giving Permission Denied Error

Im trying to mount the Windows Share on one of Our Redhat 5.9 Server. I use this command mount -t cifs //hostIP/Folder /share2 -o username=alpha,password=blahblahblah And mount.cifs //hostIP/sales ...
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CIFS VFS: Unexpected SMB signature

When I login to server in Text mode the following Message appearing on one of Server CIFS VFS: Unexpected SMB signature We are using Redhat 5.6 64 bit. Is this serious error and how to resolve ...
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Why could mount.cifs mount an empty folder?

gentoo, kernel 3.7.10 samba 3.6.12 SMB/CIFS server: Windows Server 2003 3790 Service Pack 2 I've encountered the situation when mount.cifs behaves differently from smbclient program. The following ...
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How do I mount a Windows folder with cifs on Raspian

I'd like to access the music library from my desktop with my Raspberry Pi, and I'd like to do this via Samba/cifs. I did the following: Set the folder Q:\musik as a shared folder on my Windows ...
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mount -t cifs: “Operation not supported”, but can connect via smbclient

After sysadmin replaced the NAS, I can no longer mount the network share with sudo mount -t cifs //netgear.local/public /media/mountY -o uid=1000,iocharset=utf8,username="adam",password="password" ...
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Mount cifs Network Drive: write permissions and chown

I have access to a cifs network drive. When I mount it under my OSX machine, I can read and write from and to it. When I mount the drive in ubuntu, using: sudo mount -t cifs -o ...
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smbmount cifs share through alias source ip

On a box having samba 3.6.x and a IPv4 number plus an alias IPv4 number, is it possible to force smblient (mount.cifs) to use the second (alias) IP for mounting a windows share. Something comparable ...
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file_mode and dir_mode do not work when sharing ext3 drive via cifs

I have a ext3 drive connected to my router and shared via CIFS protocol. I wan't to mount it with certain permissions for each file/directory. Permissions are 2770 for both. Here's my /etc/fstab ...
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Cannot mount samba share: Mount error (22)

I am trying to mount a password protected samba share. When I access the share via smb://server/share in nautilus there is no password/user promt, it seems I am logged in as a guest and I can browse ...
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Is autofs the only open-source choice for mounting nfs and/or cifs

I've been using autofs for a number of years and was wondering if there is an alternative to autofs that would handle cifs/smb shares in a more interactive way? When I say more interactive I'm mostly ...
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CIFS vs SAMBA, What are the differences

What are the differences between CIFS and SAMBA? When would you use one over the other? Are there any performance differences between the two?