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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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tmutil setdestination permission denied

I'm trying to force TimeMachine to point to an smb location. The smb share is on a Ubuntu server and I followed this guide (mostly - it's a little outdated) to setup the smb. However, I do not see my ...
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Can no longer connect to shared Windows folder when selecting via finder

For some days I cannot establish the connection to shared Windows folder when selecting via Finder -> Locations/Network -> <hostname>, I always get Connection Failed. When I click Connect ...
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Authenticate SMB file sharing on MacOS 10.15 bound to openldap

We're running a file-sharing server running MacOS 10.15 that is bound (for reasons outside of my control) to a bare openldap (slapd) server running on Ubuntu Server 18.04. The LDAP server is using a &...
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Cannot access directories over SMB (permissions error)

I am unable to access directories like ~/Documents, ~/Downloads, or ~/Desktop via SMB — the SB share on which they exist can be accessed, but not the directories themselves (trying to browse them ...
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Failed MacOS file sharing using wrong user account - how to reset?

I have two Macbook Pros: Mac1 is 16' 2019 running Big Sur 11.2.3 Mac2 is 13' 2017 running Catalina 10.15.7. I am encountering this weird problem while trying to access file on Mac1 from Mac2 via ...
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What does it mean that an SMB-server explicitly supports Time Machine?

What does it mean that an SMB-server explicitly supports Time Machine? E.g., on my NAS I can enable SMB and then I can also enable support for Time Machine. OTOH, there are routers that supports ...
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Why can't I connect to my Kodi server from my Ipad?

i’m trying to connect to Kodi (running on LibreElec) from my iOS (iPad) device. In Kodi, I have settings>services>samba enabled. No login & password. In iOS, I went to Files app > menu &...
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How do you preserve permissions from a windows SMB share?

I'm troubleshooting an issue where permissions get stripped from folders/files when accessing a Windows SMB share from OSX. ENV: OSX Workstations (Mojave) Windows AD Server (2012 R2) Windows FTP ...
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Unable to customise Samba in macOS Big Sur

I'm trying to customise the parameters of /usr/sbin/smbd in Big Sur. Most posts advise to tweak /etc/nsmb.conf. However it seems that modifying /etc/nsmb.conf has no effect for me. I even tried ...
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Saving documents from Word directly to SMB share makes them invisible

When saving a Microsoft Word document directly to a SMB share which was mounted using a bookmark and authenticated with an Open Directory "Network User Account", the saved document becomes ...
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Allow symbolic links in SMB file sharing

I symlink directories I want to share into ~/Base/shared. I have enabled File Sharing (via SMB) on this directory, but symlinks are shown just as links and are not followed to their target (you can ...
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When accessing my Windows DFS share on my Mac machine, it shows empty folder

I have a domain server mydomain.com and a DFS server which is part of mydomain.com. DFS server has a share with namespace //mydomain.com/Datashare, which points to a TestData folder inside the machine....
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How to connect to a Windows PC?

I've tried to connect my MacBook to my Windows 10 PC via SMB without success. My Windows PC is in a private network and I shared a folder readable by Everyone. One time I found the Windows PC on my ...
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Can't open folder on (encrypted) APFS drive in Finder after sharing through SMB and setting “Everyone” to “Read Only”

I have a folder that I use to backup my Android phone to. It is shared over SMB. Until recently this folder resided on an old Time Machine drive formatted as HFS+. I've now moved the folder to a new ...
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Write protect all SMB shares on macOS

When using iOS 14 to browse SMB shares that reside on macOS 10.14 (Mojave) I am able to swipe to delete just about any listed item. This is a problem since there's no recycle bin mechanism when using ...
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Does OS X support SMB Direct (RDMA)?

A pretty fundamental question, that I haven't found any references too on the internet. Here too, searching for "RDMA" or "SMB Direct" returned 0 results. SMB over RDMA technology ...
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Trying to use network home under macOS with Samba AD (Synology) fails with permission errors

We setup a Samba AD on a Synology NAS using their Synology Directory Server. We successfully bound two iMacs to the AD. However, when logging in, the login process hangs because of permission errors: ...
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How can I find which Samba user has a file locked?

I have a user who often can't delete files in an SMB share on a Mac server (MacOS 10.13.6), because the client (MacOS 10.15.7) shows: "the operation cannot be completed because a required item is ...
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macOS does not browse folder on SMB share (folder displayed as light-blue folder)

macOS does not browse a folder on SMB share. The folder displayed as light blue folder. The folder was copied onto this share exactly from the same Mac with the same user. Permissions are 100% okay on ...
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Very slow SMB read speeds from share to M1 MBP. Write speeds are normal. VNC speeds normal both directions. Workaround?

I own a handful of MacBook Pros, including a new 13" M1 running Big Sur 11.0.1 (16Gb, 2TB). Connecting M1 to 16" MBP over ethernet using SMB works, but I only get full speed (Cat 5e) when ...
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Can't connect to SMB network drive after installing new iMac

We have two iMacs on the network with an external DataTale drive connected to each. The shares have worked fine in the past but we just replaced one iMac and upgraded both to catalina. We had have the ...
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How do I publish symlinks as regular files over SMB3? [duplicate]

I have this file that's dropped in a Mac via rsync, then Windows fetches it but it needs it to be named differently according to use, so the obvious answer, I thought, was to symlink it into all of ...
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List and define SMB shares from command-line

In MacOS, is it possible to list and/or define SMB shares at the command-line? On a Linux machine with Samba, I can use the testparm command and the /etc/samba/smb.conf file. On Windows it would be ...
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Cannot access certain folders through samba although permissions are correct

I have a synology nas. When I mount a share folder of the nas, I can't access one specific folder. The folder is accessible via sshfs. Finder: after I double click on the folder and go back to the ...
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A way to disable the SMB signing mechanism at the Apple Time Capsule?

Apple Time Capsule related technical question. In short, - does there exist a way to disable at the Time Capsule the SMB signing feature? Regarding the original SMB1 protocol, the signing mechanism is ...
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iPadOS: Creating files on SMB share

A new issue has cropped up for me—possibly since iPadOS 14 was released (last week as of this writing), but I’m not sure it hasn’t been around longer since it’s been some weeks since I last tried ...
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Working with smb:// links

I'm connected to an SMB share called SHARE1. I see it in the Finder, on my desktop, etc. with the name SHARE1 Let's say from the Finder, I right click on a file from it, choose Get Info, then copy the ...
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How can I change the SMB server address my Music files are on?

I store my iTunes library (now Music.app) on a Samba server. The server's DNS name has changed, but the volume/share name has not. The share is called Media and is mounted at /Volumes/Media However, I ...
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cp from shell (Terminal) or Finder: “Operation not supported”

An odd issue here after an upgrade from High Sierra to Catalina. When I try to copy files from an SMB network share in the Terminal (bash and zsh), I get: $ cp /Volumes/share_name/path/file.ext ~/...
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Catalina to Catalina SMB Share Disconnecting When Busy

I've seen several questions like this but none of the answers are of any use. I have a Catalina Mac server with an attached Drobo drive, shared over SMB to my local network. I have another iMac that ...
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Is it Possible to Mount SMB share in Internet Recovery?

I'm currently setting up a Time Machine backup on a Windows Server. The simple method is to create a sparsebundle image on the Windows Share and mount that in macOS which works fine. In the past ...
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MacOS keeps asking for SMB password

Whenever I (re-)mount a SMB share, Mojave prompts me for my credentials. I faithfully enter my data, hit the "store in keychain" checkbox ("Password im Schlüsselbund speichern" in ...
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What does it mean when df returns the same mount over and over?

I am on the latest MacOS Catalina 10.15.5. I have the following automount setup: /etc/auto_master: /- auto_smb -nosuid,timeout=35 /etc/auto_smb /System/Volumes/Data/Users/myuser/Volumes/mymount -...
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Catalina disconnecting SMB shares from Synology NAS during the night. How to troubleshoot?

I have an issue since upgrading Mojave to Catalina (10.15.5): my Mac disconnects all SMB shares mounted from a Synology NAS during the night and without any user interaction. It only happens when my ...
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Unable to access OS X SMB share FROM a Win10 (domain) PC, not accepting passwords

I've setup a File Sharing on my Mac Mini (Late 2014, OS X Yosemite v10.10.5). When I try to access it from a Win10 (v1507) PC with File Explorer address of \\1.2.3.4 (IP of mac) it prompts for a ...
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Mount a SMB share subfolder as a drive in iOS. IPhone

On MacOS it's possible to map a subfolder of a shared volume. Mounting: $ mkdir /Volumes/togo $ mount_smbfs smb://someserver/someshare/where/i/really/want/togo /Volumes/togo As answered here : ...
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'Operation not permitted' accessing SMB Share as root under Catalina

I have a script that copies a file from our server to the local machine. Here is the script and output + date Thu Jun 11 09:16:00 ACST 2020 + id -un root + pwd /Volumes/Macintosh HD/backups + mkdir /...
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Problems writing to Samba-share via Files

I've created the following Samba-share to allow Apple-devices at home to dump pictures and scans directly: [tmp] comment = Temporary file space path = /symbion/tmp read only = no ...
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Suppress “Are you sure you want to delete…” dialogue when deleting items on SMB shares

When connected to an SMB share in Finder and deleting files or folders, this dialogue comes up: I believe that the reasoning behind this dialogue is because deleted files don't go to a Trash or ....
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How do I mount a Synology remote folder on iPad running iOS 13.3

I have a number of shared folders on a Synology drive which I can mount without any issues on a couple of different Macbooks running different versions of Mac OSX. I am assuming the folders are ...
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Access Windows SMB folder without account/password from Mac

I am trying to access the folders that I have shared on my Windows machine. These folders are shared without the need for a password or account. I can access them from another Windows computer or ...
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Specify mount point for Samba share

I can connect to a Samba share on my Raspberry Pi with the following:- open smb://pi:password@MilliwaysPi4.local/pi This works, and Finder shows the Location as MilliwaysPi4.local with access to the ...
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Specify password when connecting to a Samba share [duplicate]

I can connect to a Samba share on my Raspberry Pi with the following:- open smb://MilliwaysPi4.local/pi This then prompts for a password. macOS offers to remember the password in Keychain, BUT this ...
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Finder hangs hard when accessing some files on NAS via SMB

I have a new Synology NAS that I'm accessing over SMB3 (AFP is completely disabled on the NAS). When accessing some files on the NAS, Finder, as well as any app that tries to show an Open/Save dialog ...
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Is it possible to backup via Time Machine to SMB behind NAT on non-standard ports?

I have a Linux server with an exposed SMB share Backup. It's physically connected to a LAN via a router. MacBook Pro physically connected to the same LAN via the same router can connect, set up Time ...
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What would stop iTunes from accessing a library stored on a Windows Server?

I moved my iTunes library over to a Windows Server SMB share and while I can see, access, change and create new files just fine within the iTunes folder and even rename the iTunes Library.itl file ...
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On osx is it possible to mount shares to a location that includes the name of the computer with the share?

Let's say I am on osx, and the finder shows some windows computers on the network, and their shares. (or, perhaps it didn't initially, but by reconnecting wifi and clicking go..connect to server,.. ...
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rsync options for maintaining app bundles' symlinks and metadata when copying onto and back from SMB shares?

In the past I've generally used rsync -a to primarily copy data around, but I'm shifting gears to a Windows Server 2019 platform with SMB shares to receive everything from app bundle backups to Photos ...
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How to use Network Utility to troubleshoot SMB issue over VPN

What commands could I use with Network Utility to figure where SMB file sharing is being blocked over a VPN connection? A successful connection is able to be established from a remote VPN client to ...
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Is it possible to change the sandboxing of the sharingd process?

When attempting to access network shares on a Synology NAS I get an error indicating the original item cannot be found. In the system console there are messages from NetAuthSysAgent indicator that a ...

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