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Connect to a CIFS File Share Using Unix Devices

This article applies to: Shared File Services

Unix devices can connect to CIFS file shares, but caveats apply.

  • Mac OS CIFS access is supported by Shared File Services.

While Shared File Services does not currently offer support for Linux systems accessing CIFS, schools/departments/units may offer this support.

Note: In testing, Linux altered the permissions/ownerships on files which impacted access from Windows systems. Depending on your implementation of Linux, you may not have this concern.

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 8:51am

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