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Questions tagged [smb]

Server Message Block (SMB) is an application-layer network protocol allowing access to shared files and shared printers over a network.

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NAS sharing SMB

If I use a NAS for file sharing and use SMB do Mac users loose all Metadata capabilities ? Specifically color labeling and the use of Spotlight searching ?
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Safari stuck in HTTP authentication loop with Fortinet VPN and SMB share

I need to access a website for work which is behind a VPN and requires basic HTTP authentication (the website is HTTPS). I can connect to the VPN with FortiClient and access the website using Safari ...
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smb mount without cache

I am looking for a way to mount a drive with smb but without caching. I am working on a computer cluster via ssh but for some things I also have to manipulate files locally (with iTerm2). My actual ...
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Why won't my mac remember my keychain username and password when connecting to an SMB network folder on my Windows 10 PC?

I've reached out to Apple and they say I have to reset my keychain to fix this problem but I've done that and even started a new user account on my mac with the same result. Can anyone explain why ...
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Time machine backup to a .sparsebundle on USB drive?

I noticed that when I migrated from backing up over USB to SMB that Time Machine started using sparse bundles for backup. I was unsuccessful in using this bundle as a backup drive when connecting to ...
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mount_smbfs: server rejected the connection: Authentication error on Mac OS High Sierra 10.13.6

On my ubuntu server i have a few shares that I can access from finder in the style: smb://server.domain/share successfully without having to type in a password. When I try to mount the server shares ...
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Why can't I access File Sharing when Open Directory is enabled in macOS Mojave?

Here's the procedure I have followed: Install a fresh copy of macOS Mojave to an APFS volume Perform initial OS configuration and create 'admin' user at first launch. Assign a static IP from 192.168....
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How can I get ACLs to be present on a client connected to another computer using file sharing (not Server.app)?

With Apple's changes, I recently removed Server.app from my macOS 10.13.6 MacPro, and am now just using System Preferences -> Sharing to provide share points to my macOS 10.13.6 and 10.14 laptops. ...
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smb not working for me on 10.13.6 (dtruss inside)

my Finder is not able to connect to ANY smb-share. It doesn't matter, if the network-folder is on linux (SAMBA 4.1.17) is on OSX (10.11.6) is on Windowsserver is public for everyone or in a ADS It ...
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How to access files on a networked smb server with Python on macOS

I have a bunch of files that sit on a networked drive to which I can connect by using Finder > Go > Connect to Server and entering the address smb://smb-name.institute.name.org/DRIVENAME and then ...
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Where to configure Time Machine quota when backing up to Mac Server

We use a Mac Server in another subnet as a Time Machine target for some of our MacBooks (macOs 10.13). Despite the manual configuration caused by the server being on a different subnet, this setup ...
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How can I manage client-side permissions on Mac OS 10.13.4 folders shared via SMB?

On my Mac OS 10.13.4 desktop (Late 2014 Mac mini) I am serving some large volumes via SMB to Windows users in our group. I have enabled ACLs in the SMB server config, and asserted ACLs for the parent ...
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SMB Shares Can't be Accessed. “The share does not exist on the server. Please check the share name, and then try again.”

OS: Mac OS High Sierra 10.13.6 MacBook Pro 15' Mac Journaled HD I'm currently trying to set up an (smb) external hard drive / share folders to my router (ASUS RT A68CU) / ExpressVPN firmware. I ...
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Unable to write to the folder via smb connection, although writing privileges granted QNAP

I have a QNAP server. I can only SSH there as admin. I have a directory tree: parent/child/. For the parent folder I have the following ls -l permissions: admin@qnap: drwxr-xr-x 6 admin lab ...
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Mac keeps SMB files/session open, locking files

This is very frustrating. I open a Windows SMB share like this: After closing the window, my Mac kept folder/files open and I had to close the SMB session from the server. How do I just close all ...
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How to get my mac to actually get me to connect to share as me?

I have 2 Macs. On one Mac Mini (Mini) I have a shared folder. On the other MacBook Pro (MBP) I try to connect to that shared folder. Both machines are running 10.13.6 high sierra My questions is, how ...
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Samba Share is mounted and shows indexing enabled, but why doesn't work?

I am running macOS High Sierra version 10.13.6 (17G65). I enabled indexing on samba share by using sudo mdutil -i on command. The result: $ sudo mdutil -s /Volumes/e\$/ /Volumes/e$: Indexing ...
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iTunes attempts to mount SMB share using old SMB server name

mac OS High Sierra 10.13.6 (17G65) and iTunes 12.8.0.150 I have a bunch of MP3 files on my SMB share (a Linux home server). The SMB server used to be named "sega-SMB" and I renamed it to just "sega". ...
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Office lock files on SMB share seem to still be present after Office is closed

One of our Mac user (macOS 10.12.6) is working together with some other guys who use Windows. The data they are working on resides on a central server which the Mac guy connects to via SMB. Microsoft ...
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Unable to remove an old SMB connection on High Sierra

Upon login, a window appears requesting login information for an old share that has been deleted. This problem appears at the opening of each session. I have: deleted recent connections checked ...
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Very slow SMB on MacOS with 10G network

We have a 10 Gigabit network with a mix of Windows 10, Linux and MacOS (Sierra 10.12.6) machines. The transfer speeds between the Windows or Linux machines are OK: between 500 and 800 MB/s for big ...
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Why is my mac sharing the macintosh disk, and home folder?

I have just fresh installed an ubuntu 18.04 on my desktop and decided to try connecting each other (my macbook pro) via SMB. To my surprise, when I connected to my mac, using my ubuntu desktop, the ...
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Retina MacBook Pro Running 10.13.5 Can't Connect to Windows Fileshare Servers

We have several Windows-based file shares and one computer can't connect to them. By default, he should be able to use smb://server.name/share from Finder > Go > Connect to Server... and then get ...
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mount_smbfs: server connection failed: Host is down

I can't seem to connect using smb to a server that normally works: mount_smbfs smb://10.25.5.55/subdir ~/localpath All I get back is this: mount_smbfs: server connection failed: Host is down I can ...
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How to escape password for smb mount

I want to mount a SMB share with different user credentials. Therefore I want to use mount -o nodev,nosuid -t smbfs //user:pass=<word@host/share /mnt/share However, this command fails: -bash: ...
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El Capitan server getign grey files when SMB is enabled. Why?

Running Apple server in El Capitan, I periodically get a greyed-out file when a file is copied to the server, but seems to stop wen I turn SMB off. I have Windows and Mac users, so want SMB on. Any ...
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Why do files with accented names get deleted when rsync to a smb Windows share?

I am trying to backup some files from a Mac running macOS High Sierra 10.13.5 to a machine running Windows 10 Pro. From the Mac, I mounted to my user directory in the Windows machine with SMB (smb://...
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Cannot access Mac via SMB

I have fired up an old notebook running Windows XP (to use some legacy software). This has network access via a local router (all machines connect to the same router). I am attempting to network this,...
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SMB protocol supports remote hard links but mount_smbfs(8) doesn't?

I've been using the excellent Link Shell Extension tool on Windows 7 to create hard links remotely to files on the same mounted volume on a Windows Server 2008 R2 drive [not symlinks — I included this ...
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Automatically create aliases from SMB folder

I am trying to create a folder action that will automatically create an alias for every folder (not subelements) inside a selected one. I followed this process but I am not sure if I should have ...
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Greyed out/inaccessible files on File Sharing server on Mac OS

My company has a single file sharing Mac Pro computer that every user connects to. Occasionally a user will drop a file in a folder for another user to access, but the the files will be greyed out and ...
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How to see / capture ALL SMB server log output in 10.12 and 10.13?

Ever since the move away from SAMBA, I've been plagued by various oddities with SMB and both Windows and Mac clients. Digging about /var/log used to do the trick, but it doesn't seem that the SMB ...
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What to do when Finder just won't quit / relaunch likely due to network share issues on client?

Been having more and more trouble with Finder and filesystem access on 10.12 and 10.13. It seems that when SMB mounts are involved, the system sometimes comes to a creeping halt. Usually Finder ...
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Path bar High Sierra doesn't work with search results on SMB fileserver

Yosemite High Sierra Hi there! At our Prepress department I’ve updated some iMacs from Yosemite to High Sierra. When I search in Yosemite on the SMB fileserver for a specific file, I see after a ...
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File Sharing User Limit?

Does non-Server macOS still have a file sharing user limit these days? The way they are abandoning the idea of running Mac Servers, it seems plausible they could have removed the file sharing limit ...
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How can I optimize for file sharing on my Mac Mini 2014 (High Sierra 10.13.4)?

I'm running a Mac Mini 2014 with High Sierra (10.13.4) and am experiencing some lag, since adding a pair of Thunderbolt RAID drives. I've also added 25 or so SMB sharing users. Only a few users are ...
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Using airprint for SMB printer

I am trying to print using a HP LaserJet Enterprise M609 connected with spoolss (i.e. smb). I can connect and authenticate with other printers that way, and they all print using the 'generic ...
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How can I allow share clients to manage permissions for files and folders they create on an SMB share?

I'm sharing a large volume from a Mac running Mac OS 10.13 High Sierra via SMB. When a share user creates a new folder, they can't manage the permissions on that folder, from their Windows client. ...
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How can I tell what version of SMB is negotiated when I connect to a share from macOS?

I have quite a few file servers at work that serve up files over SMB/CIFS. How can I tell what version is negotiated when someone says that I need to be sure I'm connecting over SMB version 3 to get ...
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Why can I access all files in the remote user's home directory over SMB?

I have two OSX computers and I've been sharing a single folder between the two computers using SMB. The computer hosting the folder was previously running OSX 10.10.1 and I was able to connect from ...
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What's the fastest way to set up a remote anonymous public directory on macOS High Sierra?

I would like to set up a remote public directory with read-only access using ftp, smb, or something of the like. I would also like anonymous access enabled, so no login credentials are required. What'...
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Why won't my network volumes stay mounted?

This has been driving me nuts for months and I'm no closer to a solution. In our home LAN we have 4 macs - a Mac Mini running Mavericks, a Mac Mini running Sierra, an iMac running Sierra, and a MBP ...
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Connect to High Sierra using afp - switch to smb?

I have used the afp protocol to share between a Mac Air at home and an iMac in my office. My iMac has a Flash storage and a SATA disk. I normally connect using a command like the following:- open afp:/...
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how to share disk with samba to Mac on another network (High Sierra)

I'd like to share a disk to a Mac on the WAN using the smb protocol. To share the same disk over afp, I simply forwarded port 548 to be available to the WAN. For smb, I've tried forwarding every ...
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Streaming media from Mac to VLC for Android

I have few media files in my Mac which I want to stream on my Android phone. I have enabled File Sharing and enabled both smb and afp protocol. When I check in VLC for Android app, I can see my Mac's ...
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how to install Open Source Samba tool 'smbget' on macOS High Sierra?

It seems smbget is not available on Homebrew. Also the Samba suite not available. This tool is part of the samba(7) suite. smbget is a simple utility with wget-like semantics, that can ...
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How can I have Finder mount an SMB share from ssh without confirmation?

In a bigger piece of AppleScript, I need to mount an SMB share. This works: tell application "Finder" to mount volume "smb://server/share" That is, it works without asking questions, from the Script ...
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Searching for files on SMB share shows all files as question marks “?” on macOS High Sierra

Searching on SMB share in Finder on macOS High Sierra (10.13.3) shows all files names as "?". The correct kind and size is identified, it is just the name that is messed up. Browsing works fine and ...
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Can I disable mounting of network volumes via afp:// protocol in favor of smb://

I have a Drobo network file server which insists on offering it's mounts via both afp:// and smb://. Is there any way to force my Macs (they are all running High Sierra) to NEVER mount network volumes ...
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Time Machine backup to Mac mini fails repeatedly

I have a Mac mini that I want to backup my MacBook Air to. I've shared a folder for this but I keep getting this error randomly: When this occurs I notice that my share has been mounted twice but is ...